The BJP led state government tabled the Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill 2021, ordinarily known as the anti-conversion bill, at its ongoing winter session in Belagavi.
Home Minister Araga Jnanendra tabled the Bill on Tuesday afternoon and Congress leaders took objection over the manner in which it was introduced.
Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar tore up the copy of an anti-conversion Bill and his party members staged a walkout as state Home Minister Araga Jnanendra tabled the Bill in the Assembly. The Congress has been opposing the Bill from the time it was proposed.
“The Anti-Conversion Law will be introduced in the Assembly. The law is already in place in many states. Opposition Congress and JD(S) should allow the Bill to pass. They should not oppose it,” said Former Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa.