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Supreme Court allows Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh as parties to plea against laws on conversion due to interfaith marriage Free Press Journal

18, Feb 2021

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New Delhi/Bhopal: The Supreme Court on Wednesday permitted an NGO to make Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh as parties to a pending petition challenging the controversial state laws regulating conversions due to inter-faith marriages.

The apex court on January 6 had agreed to examine controversial new laws of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand regulating religious conversions due to interfaith marriages.

The bench, also comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, however refused to stay the controversial provisions of the laws and issued notices to both the state governments on two different petitions.
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