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SC: Would like to see MP HC's views on law on religious conversion
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SC: Would like to see MP HC's views on law on religious conversion
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New Delhi, Feb 20 (TIWN) The Supreme Court said on Friday that it would like to see the view of Madhya Pradesh High Court while declining to entertain a plea challenging the validity of the controversial MP ordinance regulating conversions due to inter-faith marriages.

The bench added that it had already sent similar matters back to the high court. In the past, the top court had refused to entertain other pleas on the same issue.

According to the latest plea, the law enacted by Madhya Pradesh, which mirrors an ordinance issued by the Uttar Pradesh government in the name of ‘Love Jihad’, infringes upon a person’s right to privacy and freedom of choice. The plea argued that the law violated the fundamental rights under Articles 14, 19(1)(a) and 21 of the Constitution.
 
On February 17, the Supreme Court had allowed an NGO to make Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh parties in a pending matter challenging their controversial laws regulating conversions due to inter-faith marriages. The court also permitted Muslim body Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind to become a party in the matter.
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