Himachal Pradesh Police booked a man who converted to Islam after marriage, for trying to force his wife to convert. He has been booked under the Himachal Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act, 2019, on the complaint of his wife, who is from the Shamshi area in the Kullu district.
The victim said her husband named Jaswant started following Islam and threatened to kill her and their daughter if they continued to follow Hinduism. He started harassing her to observe Islamic rituals and even dress as a Muslim, she said.
"My husband officially changed his name from Jaswant to Muhammad Junaid in July. As I don't want to change my religion, I have no choice but to register a police complaint," she stated in her complaint.
According to the Times of India report, Kullu SP Gurdev Chand Sharma said, "The case will be sent to the court for domestic violence as well. No person can convert or attempt to convert, either directly or otherwise, any other person from one religion to another by use of misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, inducement or by any fraudulent means or by marriage."