A father and his son forcibly circumcised their Hindu servant to convert him to Islam. The incident took place in Madhya Pradesh. The servant has filed a case in the police station.
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In his complaint, the victim identified as Dashrath told the police that he worked under one Dr Nasir Khan, a resident of Malikheda, who along with his son circumcised him against his will. He was threatened and intimidated to embrace Islam and even forced to offer namaz, Dashrath had alleged in his complaint.
Describing his ordeal to the police, Dashrath said Dr Nasir and his son had completely barred him from going to temples. He was instead coerced into offering namaz and following Muslim rituals. Following his complaint, a case has been registered against Dr Nasir Khan under the Madhya Pradesh Religious Freedom Ordinance 2020.
Ranjit Singh, Kotwali police station in-charge, said the accused in the case is a repeat offender and has a case pending against him in the Agar district. The victim said he has been working under Dr Nasir since 2007 and had left the job once after being fed up with the harassment and bullying he had faced at the hands of the father-son duo. Dashrath had then gone back to his village after which Dr Nasir reached his place and pleaded with him to return.
However, after a while then, Dr Nasir and his son Zubair started pressuring Dashrath to convert his religion. Nasir started physically assaulting him. Nasir’s son, Zubair, also supported his father in his endeavour to convert Dashrath into Islam. About seven months ago, the accused got him circumcised. Circumcision is regarded as an important ritual in Islam, apparently aimed at improving cleanliness. The ritual dates back to the time of the Prophet Muhammad. According to tradition, Muhammad was born without a foreskin and is therefore strongly encouraged for all Muslim men.
He was even rechristened to Ashraf by the father-son duo. Then on September 23, Dashrath decided to end his misery and approached the police station to file a complaint against his employer and his son. After taking cognisance of his complaint, the police filed a case against the accused and launched an investigation into the matter.