Six booked for converting to Christianity in UP, India

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At least persons were booked on the charge of em-bracing Christianity in Uttar Pradesh state of India.

Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Rahul Bhati said the action was taken after the police got information that religious conversion was going on at the Vanshi Nagar locality in Bareilly where 60-70 people, mostly Christians, were present.

An FIR was lodged against six Christian minority members under provisions of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion Act, 2021.

Those named in the FIR lodged by activist Himanshu Patel included Bhagwan Das, Prena Singh, Sunita, Sita, Pawan Kumar, and Janki Prasad.

Patel alleged that religious conversion by Christian missionaries was allegedly being done at the resi-dence of Bhagwan Das by luring, misleading, and also giving life threat to the people to accept their religion.

He also alleged in the FIR that indecent comments were made against Hindu gods and goddesses in the gathering.

However, Bhagwan Das said prayers were held in his fields for the past 22 years and allegations of religious conversion were made against him earlier too.

The allegations against him and others were found incorrect in the police probe and insisted that no religious conversion was done at his place.

Das has also given an application to lodge an FIR against Patel and others alleging that they entered his place, misbehaved with him and give life threats.—KMS

 

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