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(Compass) – The government of Chhattisgarh , India , plans to strengthen the state’s anti-conversion law following claims of increasing numbers of Christian converts. The pro-Hindu government believes the current law is not rigorously enforced and contains too many loopholes. Under existing provisions, those who convert without official approval may be imprisoned for up to two years and fined up to 10,000 rupees ($220). However, pending regulations call for imprisonment for up to four years and fines of 100,000 rupees ($2,175). Mr. Kaviraj Lall, a member of the Christian Legal Association of India, will organize a public campaign against the new provisions. “If we have the [constitutional] right to a religion of our own choice, why should the state interfere?” he asked.