Posted by: becketfund | October 6, 2007

India: Chhattisgarh’s Anti-Conversion Law Reviewed by Attorney General

The Times of India reports that the governor of Chhattisgarh State, E.S.L. Narasimhan, has turned over a draft of the state’s proposed anti-conversion law to India’s attorney general for a legal opinion. The clarification is thought to relate to a provision which would allow a person to convert back to the faith of their ancestors, if their parents had converted away from that faith and raised them in a new one. The bill, which was passed by the state assembly last year, has not yet received the governor’s approval.

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