The state government would probably introduce the anti-conversion bill in the winter session of the state legislature being held at Belagavi.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has said “Religious conversions are not good for the society. Conversions would lead to problems in a family. It would trap the poor and vulnerable sections of the society who could fall for the conspiracies of some vested interests. Hence the bill,”
Speaking to India Today, Bishop Derek Fernandes, Diocese of Belagavi said “I want to warn the government to be careful, God may not be favorable to you,”.
The Bishop asked how the state government could put restrictions on his freedom to profess and propagate his religion which is enshrined in the constitution. Bill needs to define in clarity what is allurement and conversion.