Fresh Case Registered Against 11 Family Members In Etah, UP Under Anti-Conversion Ordinance

Following a missing 21 year old girl’s family’s complaint, the UP police arrested 6 of the 11 members of Javed’s family and announced a reward of 25,000 rupees for anyone who helped them in nabbing the remaining five, including Javed

Raghav N

December 22, 2020

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Uttar Pradesh is witnessing a series of police complaints under the newly passed anti-conversion law in the state. A fresh case has now been registered in the Etah district by the family of a 21-year-old woman who reportedly went missing on 17 November. The local police have arrested six people out of a total of 11 family members against whom the FIR is lodged. The relatives of the female alleged that one Javed Mohammad kidnapped their daughter and forcibly converted her. A prize money of 25,000 rupees has been announced by the local authorities to bring the remaining accused to the police station.

Earlier this month, a man named Rashid and his brother were arrested in Moradabad under the same ordinance. His wife Pinky, who had married him five months back was sent to a shelter home. After 13 days in detention, both the men were released by a UP court on Saturday after no evidence of any forceful marriage of conversion of the woman was found against them.

The love jihad ordinance was passed by the Yogi Adityanath government on 28 November to curb forceful faith conversions and coerced marriages of innocent Hindu girls to a certain religion. While many political parties and even former judges have condemned the move by the UP administration calling it a breach of fundamental rights of young women, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is fixed on proving this move as one to protect its women.

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