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Issues Related to Religious Conversions Concerns of State Governments, Says MHA

File photo of Union Minister G Kishan Reddy.

File photo of Union Minister G Kishan Reddy.

"Action is taken as per existing laws by law enforcing agencies whenever instances of violation come to notice," he said in a written reply.

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday said issues related to religious conversions are primarily the concerns of state governments, adding that law enforcement agencies take action whenever such instances of violation come to the fore.

Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said public order and police are state subjects as per the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution and hence, prevention, detection, registration, investigation and prosecution of offences related to religious conversions are primarily the concerns of state governments and Union Territory administrations.

"Action is taken as per existing laws by law enforcing agencies whenever instances of violation come to notice," he said in a written reply.

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first published:February 02, 2021, 20:49 IST