The Devendra Fadnavis government is planning to bring in an anti-conversion law to curb cases of complaints against forced conversions by Christian evangelists.

It also said it would hold a debate among the stakeholders to discuss the issue.

Minister of state for home Deepak Kesarkar informed the legislative assembly on Friday that as the state does not have anti-conversion law, the cases of the complaints related to the conversion to any religion are registered under sections of Indian Penal Code.

The minister said that after holding a debate with all the stakeholders, the government will also decide how to frame the law.

A BJP MLA, Anil Bonde, through a calling-attention motion, raised the issue of alleged conversion in Warud in Amravati. He said a group of the evangelists was active in impressing conversion upon poor people by distributing related literature among them. Another BJP MLA alleged that the conversion was done by luring the poor with money.

Kesarkar also announced the state would complete the probe in the case raised by the MLAs within 15 days. It is no new thing to be known. Texts like Jesus Chalisa and Jesus charita are in circulation since long by missionaries who mainly target and catch tribals and low caste Hindus in their vicious web on conversion.