Opposition needs to understand that right to religion is not a right to convert

When the missionaries came to Africa, they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land – Desmond Tutu

New Delhi, Sep 16: The Karnataka Legislative Council on Thursday passed the anti-conversion bill by a voice vote. The Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021 popularly known as the anti-conversion bill was passed following a heated debate between the ruling BJP government and Congress.

The new laws aim at stopping conversion by allurement or fraud and also imposes a heavy penalty of up to Rs 1 lakh and a jail term of up to 10 years.

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