13 August 2017

Jharkhand Assembly Passes Religious Freedom Bill

Jharkhand Assembly Passes Religious Freedom Bill

Jharkhand Assembly has passed Religious Freedom Bill 2017. It aims to stop the forced conversions in the state. The bill will now be sent to the governor, following whose approval it would go to the President for assent. 

The Bill has provision for the imprisonment of three years and fine of 50,000 rupees or both, and four-year imprisonment and 1 lakh rupee fine, or both, if the person converted is a minor, woman or a member of Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe. 

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • In the year 2000, Jharkhand was split from southern Bihar and was formed into another state.
  • Babulal Marandi was the first Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
  • Raghubar Das is currently Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
  • The present Governor of Jharkhand is Smt Droupadi Murmu. She is the first woman to hold this office.
Source- Business Standard

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