Allahabad High Court Dismisses Plea For Direction To Centre To Consider Legislating Law Regulating Religious Conversion Along The Lines Of UP Love-Jihad law
A petition seeking direction for 'Unity Of India Via Secy' was dismissed by the Allahabad High Court last week. New Delhi Home Affairs Ministry to consider legislating a law governing religious conversion on the law template legislated by the State of U.P. on the issue. Certain States and other States. The plea of 'Hindu Personal Law Board' was heard by the Bench of Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Manish Mathur (through its President Ashok Pandey who prayed before the Court to give a direction (as prayed for in the petition) to improve the situation with respect to a specific sect or religion.
The petitioner in person argued that he was only seeking guidelines for UOI to consider enacting a law governing religious conversion, and no clear direction is being pursued to enact any legislation by Parliament or any State Legislature. Furthermore, it was submitted that the plea seeks consideration of the petitioner's complaint only on the ground that, in particular, all laws criminalising any act or omission have been legislated by the Union and, hence, the Union of India should also make laws governing religious conversion. In this case, it was held by the Apex Court that it cannot be believed that a constitutional authority or functionary would not act in accordance with and within the scope of its powers as indicated in the Constitution of India.