Madhya Pradesh: Is Anti-Conversion law Being Used to Target Muslim, Christian Youth? – By Kashif Kakvi
….The ‘Freedom of Religion Act -2021’, which was projected as one that would empower women, similar to Triple Talaq for Muslim women. It was said that this law would curb cases of ‘illegal’ conversion, as claimed by state home minister Narottam Mishra in the Assembly on March 8, 2021.
However, the law is becoming a tool for suppressing and harassing members of the minority community under the garb of conversion, suggests an in-depth look by the Newsclick into the First Information Reports (FIR) filed in these cases.
Since January 9, 2021, when the law was enacted in Madhya Pradesh, as many as 21 cases have been registered against 43 people and 70% of them have been arrested, as per the state police….