UP man booked for forcing conversion, 2 years after marriage

Aligarh (UP), Apr 11 (IANS): Two years after marriage, a woman has accused her husband and his two sisters of 'forcibly converting' her.

The woman said, she never realized that her husband was a Muslim and had never met her in-laws. She had retained her maiden name after marriage.

The Muslim man, 25, and his sisters have now been booked under the anti-conversion law.

According to reports, the woman, Puja Soni, 23, is from Chhattisgarh. She said she had married a man named Ashok Rajput in March 2019 in Delhi, where she works at a hospital.

She got to know the man, who worked as a plumber, when they started talking over the phone.

They met and fell in love. "We got married in a temple," she said. The couple started living in Noida.

In her complaint to police, she said, "On February 7 this year, we had a daughter. On March 22, he took me to his home at the Rait village in Aligarh. There, I found out his name was Afzal Khan. I was forced to read the 'namaz' and stopped from offering my prayers."

She further said, "On April 8, they took my daughter away from me. Then, they converted me forcefully and renamed me 'Alna'."

She alleged her in-laws drove her out of the house and dropped her off at Mathura.

SHO Abhay Kumar Sharma of the Lodha police station, where the FIR was registered, said, "Ashok Rajput a.k.a Afzal Khan has been booked under the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance and Section 323 of the IPC (voluntarily causing hurt) along with his sisters."

No arrest has been made so far.

The woman's statement will be registered in court under Section 164 of the CrPC on Monday.

So far, 32 FIRs have been registered under the state's anti-conversion law since it came into effect in November last year.



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  • Mohammed, India

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    2 years of marriage and 1 gave birth to a daughter but still she didn’t noticed whether he is hindu or muslim??

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  • Observer, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    Koi dusre se chakker chal raha hoga

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  • Sadiq, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    Smart and handsome God fear person. He can marry many and girls looking only handsome while loving. Reality will come out only after one or two years. Be alert..

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    How she married without the parents of both the party's.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    it is not required parents permission 4 registered marriage. for registered marriage 1nly 2 witnesses r required.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    By Utkarsh Anand UPDATED ON APR 10, 2021 04:23 AM IST There is a reason why the word ‘propagate’ is there in the Constitution. You have to have some meaning for that word. There is no reason why somebody above 18 cannot choose one’s own religion or somebody else’s religion,” retorted justice Nariman. (S. C. Judge Marian.). in my opinion forcible conversion is very hard to carry-out. In dis case resisting forcible conversion is possible 1nly if she breaks da marriage. after da age of 18 willingly converting 2 another's faith is a human right as per da Constitution.

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    David Sir In the news its mentioned as they married in temple. Maybe you attend their register marriage or you are cooking your own story.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Apr 11 2021

    Daal Mein Kuch Kala Hai ...

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