Police filed FIR against nine suspects for the unlawful conversion over 100 tribal Hindus to Islam. The incident took place in Bharuch, Gujarat. The tribals were from Vasava Hindu community.
“The accused persons took advantage of the weak economic condition and illiteracy among the members of the tribal community to lure them into conversion,” an officer of Bharuch police said.
“The accused lured the people using foreign funds. The complainant was also a victim of the (alleged) conversion. He has mentioned the names of 15 others. We are collecting evidence,” said Bharuch District Superintendent of Police RV Chudasma.
“The illegal religious conversion activity by Muslim fundamentalists using funds collected from abroad has been going on for long in the village. The accused persons lured the Vasava Hindu community members by offering them money and other help to convert them fraudulently by entering into a criminal conspiracy hatched to spread animosity between members of two communities and affect peace,” Bharuch police said in a statement.