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Uttarakhand Cabinet Decisions: HC To Be Shifted To Haldwani, Forced Conversion Law Made Stringent

The Uttarakhand cabinet decided to shift the high court from Nainital to Haldwani. The decision was taken in the meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. the govt also made strict amendments to the conversion law, wherein forced conversion will now be a punishable offence with the provision of 10 years of punishment under the new law.

  • The cabinet passed a total of 26 resolutions including the rehabilitation of 1,326 families to be affected by the construction of the Jamrani dam and boosting the subsidy on fodder and silage.

Uttarakhand Freedom Of Religion Act, 2018

  • In April 2018, the Uttarakhand government passed the Uttarakhand Freedom Of Religion Act, 2018, under which “forced or fraudulent conversions are done through force or allurement” are non-bailable offences and can lead to imprisonment of up to five years.

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