Lucknow, Jan 1: The Uttar Pradesh police arrested two persons for allegedly forcing Hindus to embrace Christianity, hurting religious sentiments, and abusing Hindu Gods in Amroha. The arrests were made after an RSS member Shivkumar Singh complained against forcible conversion of Hindus in Amroha district. The arrested duo was identified as Maan Singh (40) and Brahmanand (30). The cops are also searching for three other accused. Also Read - Coronavirus In Lucknow: UP Law Minister Says Lockdown Possible, Situation Precarious
According to the complaint by Shivkumar Singh, the five accused gathered locals on the pretext of informing them about “social issues and awakening”, but later allegedly started abusing Hindu gods. The accused are associated with Christian missionaries and wanted to convert local Hindus to Christianity, Singh alleged in his complaint. The abused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, he added. Also Read - These States May go Under Lockdown Amid COVID-19 Spike | Full List
“They said that with money funded from abroad, these people (locals) can lead a better life if they convert to Christianity. They abused Hinduism, Hindu Gods and used objectionable language while trying to lure people for conversion,” the RSS member was quoted as saying by Indian Express. Also Read - 4-Day Tika Utsav Begins Today, Special Drive to Vaccinate Maximum Eligible People | All You Need to Know
An FIR was registered at Hasanpur police station on Saturday against the five accused under IPC Sections 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings by insulting religion or religious beliefs) and 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, language, etc).