Six persons have been booked for forced religious conversions in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district. Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Rahul Bhati said the action was taken after the police got information that religious conversion was going on at the Vanshi Nagar locality in Bareilly where 60-70 people were present.
Later, an FIR was lodged against six persons under provisions of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion Act, 2021, said Bhati. Those named in the FIR lodged by activist Himanshu Patel included Bhagwan Das, Prena Singh, Sunita, Sita, Pawan Kumar, and Janki Prasad.
Patel alleged that religious conversion by Christian missionaries was allegedly being done at the residence of Bhagwan Das by luring, misleading, and also giving life threat to the people to accept their religion.
He also alleged in the FIR that sacrilegious comments were made against Hindu deities in the gathering. Bhagwan Das denied the allegations, saying that ‘prayers’ were held in his fields for the past 22 years.
The Christian conversion mafia has now accelerated its activities in the Hindi-speaking belt. Every week, there are cases reported of fanatical missionaries indulging in such conversion activities by denigrating Hindu Dharma, preying on people’s vulnerabilities and brainwashing them with the belief in Christianity’s ‘one true God and his son Jesus Christ’ as the only path to salvation. Families are being torn apart and social discord sown.
These missionaries take advantage of the law-fearing and tolerant (some would say apathetic) nature of Hindu society, and never try their tricks in Muslim-dominated localities as they know uttering one word against Islam will get them lynched.
(With IANS inputs)