Karnataka will put an end to religious conversion in the name of 'love jihad': CM Yediyurappa

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Addressing the BJP state executive meeting in Mangaluru, he said, his government will take strong measures to end the menace.

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday, November 5, said that his government will put an end to religious conversion in the state in the name of "love jihad.

Addressing the BJP state executive meeting in Mangaluru, he said, his government will take strong measures to end the menace.

"Young girls of the state are being lured in the name of love and money and are being converted to other religions, we have considered it seriously. After a thorough review, we will take a strong measure," he was quoted by News agency PTI as saying.

Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Tourism Minister and BJP national general secretary CT Ravi had earlier this week said that the government was considering enacting a law against religious conversion for the sake of marriage.

Ravi in a tweet said that the proposed law will be on lines of Allahabad High Court's order, holding conversion for marriages invalid. The court made the remark while dismissing a plea by a newly married couple.

"We will not remain silent when Jihadis strip the dignity of our sisters. Anyone involved in the act of conversion shall face severe and swift punishment," he had said (witn inputes from agencies)

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