A parliamentary committee on Wednesday rejected the anti-forced conversion invoice. The invoice was opposed by the Ministry of Spiritual Affairs. The invoice was geared toward defending minorities from compelled spiritual conversion.
Federal Minister for Spiritual Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri whereas talking in regards to the problem in Geo Information programme ‘Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath’, mentioned that the difficulty of compelled conversion of faith was solely in three districts of Sindh, whereas such circumstances in KP, Punjab, and Balochistan had been uncommon. He mentioned that the difficulty could possibly be resolved by way of administrative self-discipline.
Nevertheless, journalist Benazir Shah whereas quoting a research has mentioned in a tweet that, “Between 2013-2020, the best incidence of alleged compelled conversions was reported in Punjab, finds the Centre for Social Justice.”
He continued by including, “We opposed the compelled conversion of faith as a result of in response to Islamic teachings, nobody could possibly be compelled to alter faith.”
The minister additionally mentioned that there needs to be no restrictions on anybody beneath the age of 18 altering their faith, as this could be thought of interfering in somebody’s private life.
The proposed invoice which is rejected additionally included punishment between 5 to 10 years and a superb from Rs100,000 to Rs200,000 to any one who makes use of legal drive to transform an individual to a different faith.