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Modi in favour of anti-conversion law

The Gujarat caretaker CM on Sunday said, if voted to power, BJP Govt would enact a law to prevent forcible religious conversions in the state.

india Updated: Dec 01, 2002 15:54 IST

Gujarat caretaker Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said, if voted to power, BJP government would enact a law to prevent forcible religious conversions in the state.

"We will frame the law to prevent conversions in the state," Modi said addressing newspersons after releasing the party's manifesto for the December 12 assembly elections.

Modi said this was to prevent change of religion by people "out of fear, greed and lust".

"We will study the law already in force in Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh and bring the anti-conversion law to stop forcible conversion for fear, lust and greed. It is because of these factors that people are forced to change their religion," he said in reply to a question.

First Published: Dec 01, 2002 15:54 IST