The rate of religious conversion has increased three-fold in the state. This information is revealed through RTI enquiry. There was a three-fold increase in religion change in last three years. RTI activist Anil Galgali had asked the Maharashtra Printing and Publication Directorate about the number of people opting for the change in date of birth, name or religion. As per the information, 247 opted for the change of religion in 2014, 615 in 2015 and 797 in 2016.
The number of applications rejected was minimum. Only 33 applications were rejected in 2014, 60 in 2015 and 45 in 2016. From past three years every day, two change of religion applications are cleared said the report.