In the case of State of Madhya Pradesh and ors v. Samuel Daniel, the Madhya Pradesh High Court recently struck down the requirement under the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act to make a declaration to the District Magistrate during a religious conversion. The Supreme Court of India declined to stay that order on Tuesday.
The Madhya Pradesh government’s appeal of the High Court decision was given notice by a panel of Justices MR Shah and CT Ravikumar.
“All conversions cannot be said to be illegal. Issue notice on the SLP as well as interim relief, returnable on February 7. Dasti permitted,” the bench remarked.
This news is written by Ms. Amrita Singh, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.