UP files first case within hours of getting anti-conversion law
Hours after the ordinance of Uttar Pradesh was passed and came into effect regarding forced religious conversions. In this regard, a 22-year-old man hailing from Bareilly was booked for "threatening to kidnap" and convert a 20-year-old woman. The man has reportedly claimed to know the girl since his school days, but this girl was married off to someone else. The FIR was filed on the basis of his father's complaint. The UP Police has however confirmed that they had tried to elope last year.
The UP Prohibition of unlawful conversion of Religious Ordinance, 2020, was cleared by governor Anandiben Patil on Saturday. Later that night, the FIR against Uwaish Ahmad was filed at Devarniyan police station in Bareilly.
The woman's father, in his complaint, alleged that Ahmad has been stalking and threatening his daughter for a time of three years now. When Ahmad was caught hold of, he expressed his desire of marrying the girl.
On this note, the UP Police has booked him under section 3/5 of the Ordinance, along with sections 504 (breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.
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