Karnataka to soon have Anti-conversion Law : CM Bommai

Bengaluru (Karnataka) – Speaking to reporters, CM of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai said, “Seers of various Muths have appealed to the State Government for implementing a Bill to ban religious conversions. The Government is already studying the laws passed by some States in this regard. Karnataka will soon come out with its own version”.

Replying to a question on this issue, the Chief Minister said that the Constitution is clear against conversions by means of force and inducements. “I have spoken against this in the past too”, he said.

Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) Convener Mohan Gowda, under whose aegis the event was organised, and over 50 Seers of various religious orders met CM Bommai and stressed on the need for a law to ban religious conversions. Mr Pramod Muthalik (Shriram Sena Chief) said that schools and hospitals are being used for religious conversions. Many illegal churches are also coming up in the State.