Of late, the Islamists are targeting Hindu minor girls as targets for forced conversions to Islam. In the whole process to do so, there have been many cases that have to the forefront of police with the Anti-conversion law taking its course to book these criminals.
The UP police apprehended the two and brought the man back to Amroha in handcuffs after a 25-year-old Muslim man wrongfully induced a minor girl aged 16 to flee her home. A policewoman was assigned to the minor girl’s “protective custody.”
The 25-year-old Muslim carpenter was arrested under the state’s anti-conversion law, which went into effect last year. The anti-conversion law is specifically designed to prevent forced conversions under the guise of love and marriage. This practice is also known as “Grooming Jihad.”
The minor girl claimed that Afzal, the accused’s real name, had “lured her” by claiming to be a Hindu named Arman Kohli, according to the police. Afzal is a Sambhal resident who was apprehended in Delhi’s Usmanpur neighborhood. He had intended to take the minor girl to a relative’s house. Afzal is currently imprisoned.
Sanjay Tomar, the SHO of Hasanpur Kotwali, told TOI, “A complaint was filed two days ago regarding a man abducting a 16-year-old girl.” An FIR was filed against the accused under IPC sections 363 (punishment for kidnapping), 366 (kidnapping, abducting, or inducing a woman to marry, etc.) and state anti-conversion law 2020.”
“During questioning, the minor girl admitted to police that they had been in contact for a few months. She claimed that the man “lured” her by introducing himself as Arman Kohli, a Hindu. She also stated that Afzal attempted to convert her,” the SHO continued.
According to the girl’s family, the minor girl went missing two days ago after leaving home for work and never returned. Locals later informed the family that they had seen the minor girl with a man.
This is yet another case of Grooming Jihad, in which a Muslim man poses as a Hindu in order to forcefully convert their spouse at a later date under false pretenses. To prevent this, the Yogi Government enacted the Vidhi Virudh Dharmantaran 2020 law prohibiting forced conversions.