A Muslim youth has been arrested at Vijay Nagar in Indore under 'Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Ordinance, 2020' on February 18, 2021. This is the first case registered under the anti-conversion law in Madhya Pradesh.
(File picture of female activists of the India Against Love Jihad during a protest in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Credit : PTI)
Vijay Nagar police station in-charge, Tehzeeb Qazi said, “Muslim youth had changed his name to convince a minor Hindu girl to marry him. We received information regarding a couple in an objectionable state. The girl was a minor. When the parents of the girl enquired, they said that they had no knowledge about the whereabouts of their daughter and the boy took the girl with him without her consent.”
He further said, “The boy told her that his name was Rahul and later it was known that his name is Farhan (age 20). He was thereafter arrested."