Karnataka to soon have anti-religious conversion law: Basavaraj Bommai

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said the state will soon have an anti-religious conversion law.

Speaking to reporters here, Bommai said, “The state government is studying related laws enacted by other states and soon an anti-conversion legislation will be formulated.”

He was replying to a query on the meeting with a group of seers, seeking a ban on religious conversion.

According to the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti convener Mohana Gowda, under whose aegis the event was organised, over 50 seers of various Hindu religious orders met Mr Bommai and stressed on the need for a law banning religious conversion.

The Chief Minister categorically stated that the constitution does not permit forced conversion, including by allurement.