Madhya Pradesh steps up legal heat on interfaith couples
The Madhya Pradesh government will move the Supreme Court to challenge the high court’s interim order restraining it from prosecuting interfaith couples who enter wedlock without informing the district magistrate.
The high court, in an interim order, directed the state government not to prosecute under Section 10 of the MP Freedom of Religion Act (MPFRA) adults who solemnise their marriage on their own volition, calling it “unconstitutional”.
“The state government is going to move the SupremeCourt to challenge the high court’s interim order, which restrains it from prosecuting under Section 10 of the MPFRA adults who solemnise their marriage on their own volition,” advocate-generalPrashant Singh told PTI on Sunday.
The MPFRA forbids conversions by misrepresentation, allurement, use of threat of force, undue influence, coercion, marriage or by any other fraudulent means. “We are going to file a plea in the honourable Supreme Court shortly,” Singh said.