Highlights

  • Arvind Kejriwal reportedly backed laws on religious conversion
  • Delhi CM reportedly said conversion by scaring people is wrong
  • AAP chief said no one should be harassed through conversion law

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Watch what Arvind Kejriwal said on law on religious conversion

Addressing a gathering in Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party national convenor reportedly supported the idea of laws against religious conversion.

Amid a debate over religious conversion and laws regulating them, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal expressed his opinion.

Addressing a gathering in Punjab, the Aam Aadmi Party national convenor reportedly supported the idea of laws against religious conversion. Kejriwal reportedly said that a law against conversion should be made, but no one should be wrongly harassed through it. He said that conversion by scaring people is wrong. Kejriwal reportedly added that religion is a private matter and everyone has the right to worship a god.

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He was campaigning in Jalandhar ahead of elections on February 20, results of which will be announced on March 10.

The issue has been in the news with Bharatiya Janata Party governments in many states promulgating laws regulating the conditions of conversion. States like Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh reportedly have laws against 'forcible' religious conversion.

Right-wing groups have often accused minority community members of so-called 'love jihad', or conversion on the pretext of love.

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