India passes new anti-conversion law

By Heather Preston | Premier

India has passed a new anti-conversion law in Himachal Pradesh that freedom Christian charity says contradicts the country’s Constitution.

The Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly has passed a bill to criminalise religious conversion in the northern Indian state.

The Bill, which was passed on 30th August intends to extend a law that was introduced in 2006 which criminalised conversion by “fraud,” “force” and “inducement,” by adding “coercion” to its terms.