Anti-Conversion Bill Update: The Karnataka cabinet has approved the anti-conversion bill. Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra said that the bill will be introduced in the next session, till then an ordinance will be brought for it.
On the anti-conversion bill, Karnataka minister Madhu Swamy has said that an ordinance has to be brought before the anti-conversion law. Whatever was passed in the assembly, it will be implemented by making an ordinance without amendment. We will go to the council to pass the ordinance.
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It is being said that at present, the Bommai government does not have the majority to pass the bill in the upper house of the legislature, due to which it was decided to bring it through an ordinance for the time being. CM Bommai had said that the House is not running these days, due to which the anti-conversion bill will be brought through an ordinance. The ruling BJP is expected to secure a majority in the House in the Legislative Council elections in June.
Last year, the Karnataka Assembly passed the Protection of Right to Religious Freedom Bill, 2021, which was strongly opposed by the opposition. The bill is pending in the Legislative Council, where the ruling BJP is less than a majority.
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