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Uttar Pradesh registers first case below new anti-conversion legislation in Bareilly district


Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh has registered its first case below the new anti-conversion legislation in Bareilly district essentially based mostly mostly on a complaint from the father of a young woman. The case was as soon as registered on the Devarniyan police jam in Bareilly district on Saturday, officials stated.

In an announcement issued on Sunday, Additional Chief Secretary (Dwelling) Awanish Awasthi stated a case was as soon as registered by Tikaram, a resident of Sharif Nagar village below Devarniyan police jam (in Bareilly), who accused a particular person — Uvaish Ahmed — of the identical village of attempting to convert his daughter by “allurement”.

The case was as soon as registered against Uvaish Ahmed below the IPC and the new anti-conversion legislation. Senior Superintendent of Police Rohit Singh Sajwan stated four police teams had been fashioned to arrest the accused.

Per the complaint, Tikaram’s daughter and Ahmed studied collectively at school 12. “Three years within the past, the accused started exerting stress on her to undergo non secular conversion and create ‘nikaah‘ (marriage). But when the woman hostile, he threatened to kidnap her,” Tikaram alleged.

Tikaram got his daughter married to any individual else in June this yr. However, Ahmed continued to annoy her relations, the complaint stated. Ahmed went to Tikaram’s dwelling on Saturday and asked him to notify his daughter aid from her in-licensed pointers’ dwelling.

Threatening her family, the accused stated the woman can like to undergo non secular conversion and marry him, essentially based mostly mostly on the complaint.
Tikaram approached police and a case was as soon as registered against the accused.

On Saturday, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel gave assent to an ordinance against forcible or fake non secular conversions that affords for imprisonment as much as 10 years and a maximum elegant of Rs 50,000 below diversified classes.

The promulgation of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Faith Ordinance, 2020, came four days after the Yogi Adityanath authorities licensed the draft of the legislation which moreover curbs non secular conversions factual for the sake of marriage.

Under the legislation which affords with diversified classes of offences, a wedding will seemingly be declared “null and void” if the conversion of a lady is fully for that motive, and those wishing to alternate their faith after marriage like to exercise to the district magistrate.

The ordinance mainly envisages that no particular person shall convert, either straight or no longer straight from one faith to 1 other by exercise or discover of misrepresentation, force, undue affect, coercion, allurement or by any fake contrivance or by marriage nor shall any particular person abet, persuade or conspire such conversion.

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