The Jharkhand government cleared the draft of the "Jharkhand Freedom of Religion Bill 2017" also known as "Jharkhand Dharma Swatantra Adhiniyam", on 2nd August 2017. The Bill will be tabled in the upcoming Monsoon Session of the Legislative Assembly which begins on 8th August 2017.
New Delhi: A person changing religion should be required to undergo certain legal procedures to avoid any controversy regarding his or her faith, the Law Commission has said. Currently, a person is free to convert to any religion but there are no legal requirements to be fulfilled. Absence of legal proof of
conversion often leads to controversies and court battles over a convert’s religious status, particularly in marriages. www.indianlawcommission.nic.in