The Uttar Pradesh state government is mulling withdrawal of Intercaste and Interfaith Marriage Incentive Scheme. It was launched four decades ago on 1976 to incentivise interfaith marriages. It was initiated when Uttarakhand was a part Uttar Pradesh. Now, Uttarakhand is also considering scrapping this scheme. The reconsideration comes after the implementation of Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, which penalises “forced conversions” including those by marriages.