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Law Against ‘Love Jihad’ Soon, 5 Years’ Jail, Says Madhya Pradesh Minister
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Law Against ‘Love Jihad’ Soon, 5 Years’ Jail, Says Madhya Pradesh Minister

Bhopal:  Weeks after the Karnataka and Haryana governments said they were considering legislation against "love jihad", Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra today said the state government would soon bring in a law to counter the problem. A bill may be brought in in the next assembly session itself to tackle "love jihad", Mr Mishra said, adding there will be a provision of five years rigorous imprisonment in it. "Cases will be registered under non-bailable sections...The collaborator will also be the culprit like the main accused," Mr Mishra said. "For voluntary conversion for marriage, it will be mandatory to apply to the collector a month in advance." In February this year, the Central government had told Parliament that the term "love jihad" is not defined unde...