Christian nuns detained in Uttar Pradesh (UP) for an attempt to forceful religious conversion during the train journey. The nuns are from Kerala. Some co-passenger alleged that the nuns were taking away the youth to forcefully convert to Christianity.
After the incidence, railway police asked the nuns to get off the train at the Jhansi railway station and took them into custody. They were reportedly questioned for five hours based on the claims of co-passengers. However, railway police later allowed them to travel by the next train, after recording their statements.
The incident took place on March 19, when two nuns and two postulants belonging to the Sacred Heart convent under the Kerala-based Syro-Malabar Church, were travelling on the Utkal Express from Delhi to Rourkela in Odisha.