“Ghaziabad: 15 Detained Following Allegations of Conversion Attempt During Prayer Gathering”

Fifteen individuals, including seven women, were apprehended by the Ghaziabad Police on Monday in response to allegations of attempting religious conversions through monetary inducements.

According to officials, the police took action following a complaint lodged by a resident of Karhaida village on Sunday. The complainant asserted that an individual from their village had organized a prayer meeting where some attendees were allegedly trying to convert others to Christianity.

In light of this, the police registered a case under sections 3 and 5 (1) of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Act, 2021.

“On September 17, around 4 pm, a resident of my village, Dinesh, invited my family and other neighbors to a program at his house. Upon arriving, we observed the presence of outsiders who were promoting Christianity. They suggested that by embracing Christianity, we would receive monetary benefits, and any family members facing illness or other issues would experience improvement,” alleged the complaint filed by Subhash Chandra Jatav, the village resident.

The police noted that they had not yet identified any financial transactions related to the alleged conversion attempt. ACP Bhaskar Verma of Sahibabad stated, “We are examining their bank records to determine if any transactions were made in connection with the alleged conversion. As of now, we do not have information about any other conversion cases involving them.”

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