Ahmedabad, 19/8: The High Court has made a big comment on the law made in Gujarat regarding ‘Love Jihad’. The court has made it clear that an FIR cannot be registered in the case on the basis of marriage alone. During this time, the court has ordered a stay on the implementation of the amendments made in some sections of the Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act. Recently, the High Court had sent a notice to the state government after hearing a petition related to the Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act.
The Gujarat High Court on Thursday said that in the case of inter-religious marriages, marriage alone cannot be made the basis of FIR. The court said that without proving that the marriage took place by force or greed, an FIR cannot be registered with the police. On behalf of the court, orders have been given to stop the implementation of the amendments of Sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Act.
Notice was issued to the state government
According to the language, the Gujarat High Court on August 6 issued notice to the state government on a petition challenging the provisions of a new law prohibiting forced or fraudulent conversion through marriage. Hearing the petition, a division bench of Chief Justice Vikramnath and Justice Biren Vaishnav had issued notice to the state government asking it to file a reply and fixed the matter for further hearing on August 17.