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Supreme Court upholds Gujarat High Court order against state government prohibiting religious conversion for marriage

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The Supreme Court has upheld the interim stay imposed by the High Court on Gujarat government’s law prohibiting marriage for the purpose of religious conversion.

The Supreme Court issued a notice asking the Gujarat government to file a reply on the matter within six weeks.

To this, the Gujarat government said that it would not be appropriate to file a reply in such a short time and hear the matter.

After hearing the state government’s stand, the court said that we will hear the matter after six weeks.

The Gujarat government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court, seeking a stay on Gujarat High Court’s order. It said the Gujarat Religious Freedom (Amendment) Act, 2021 will not be applicable to inter-religious marriages.

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A marriage that has been done without force, greed or fraud, will not come under the law, it added.

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