Police arrest four Muslims for ‘converting’ Hindu man to Islam forcibly

    25-Mar-2022   
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Gujarat Police arrested four Muslims for ‘converting’ Hindu man to Islam in Bharuch. The case was lodged based on the complaint filed by Chhagan Parmar (65), a resident of Pursa village in Amod Taluka of Bharuch, against Anvar Pathan, Gemal Sindha, Imran Malek, Jehangir Malek, and Maulvi Abdul Nabi Napiwala, all residents of the same village.
 
Gujarat Freedom of Religion Act 
 
Parmar had, in his complaint, alleged that the accused had forcibly converted him into Islam in 2006. Maulvi Abdul Nabi Napiwala and the four accused, who are trustees of Mariyam mosque lured him with money and offered Parmar, who was earlier working as a farm labourer, a job in the mosque, the complainant alleged. He was later appointed the Bangi of the mosque (a person who takes care of the mosque and gives azaan), The Indian Express reported.
 
According to the media reports, after getting converted to Muslim, the complainant’s name was changed from to Abdul Rehman Parmar. The accused had also changed the identity of Parmar on documents like Aadhaar card and election identity card.
 
Police have booked the five accused under sections 4 and 5 of the Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Bill, 2021 Act and various sections of the IPC including 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating), and under the Atrocity Act.
 
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