Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act, 2021

The Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act, 2021, which came into force on June 15, provides stringent provisions against any individual or institution involved in forcible religious conversion by marriage. These include maximum punishment of up to 10 years of incarceration and fine up to Rs.5 lakh.
Recently, the Gujarat HC held that the provisions of the Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act, 2021 will not apply to inter-faith marriages that takes place without force, allurement or fraudulent means. If there is no proof of force or fraud or allurement, the provisions of the Act should not be implemented.

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