7 more from MP Dalit duo’s family seek conversion

The nine members told district authorities that they had already started practising Islam by offering namaaz.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Published:September 3, 2014 1:51 am

The conversion of two Dalit youths from Shivpuri snowballed into a law and order issue on Tuesday as seven more members of their family sought to convert to Islam while Hindu organisations tried to convince them to not change their faith.

Tularam and Maniram, the two youths who were booked under the anti-conversion law last week, and seven family members turned up at the collectorate in Shivpuri with affidavits saying they want to convert to Islam of their own volition and that they had not been offered money or anything else.

Collector Rajeev Dubey told The Indian Express that the nine persons were sent back and told to follow proper procedure for conversion. He said the law mandates application from those presiding over the conversion ceremony, and not the potential convert. The nine members told district authorities that they had already started practising Islam by offering namaaz.

While an additional district magistrate sent the nine persons back, the police detained them. SDOP (Shivpuri) S K Tomar said nobody was arrested and that police detained them only because their presence was turning into a law and order issue. He said arrests, if any, would be done by the Khaniyadhana Police Station.

The in-charge of Khaniyadhana station Y S Jadaun, too, said nobody had been arrested. He said though there was no tension in the village, some family members were apprehensive about the conversion. The parents of the wife of Rajesh, Tularam’s cousin, took her home because they are against their daughter’s conversion to Islam, Jadaun added.

Earlier, the district administration had not been able to trace Maniram Jatav, a resident of Chhirwaha, and his brother-in-law Tularam, a resident of Bukarra on Monday and had posted police in both villages as a precautionary measure.

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    jihad hater
    Sep 7, 2014 at 8:49 am
    Kill media for propogating Islamic jihad against Hindus, media must be punsihed
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    Mohammed Imran
    Sep 3, 2014 at 11:13 am
    You keep asking this question and in the mean time many more have reverted.
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    Pramod
    Sep 3, 2014 at 2:07 am
    "The nine members told district authorities that they had already started practising Islam by offering namaaz"Are they Shia or Sunni or Ahmadiya "muslim"? If I may ask?
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    Aman khan
    Sep 7, 2014 at 12:27 pm
    Allah Says in Quraan "ISLAM WILL OVERPOWER ALL THE RELIGION"..v can see everyday thosands of peoples are reverting to Islam all over the world.Those who studying Quran with clear intension tehy are reverting.This is the only way of Salvation.Those who did not accepts,they are the loosers and will be punished in the day of judgement.
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    Raju Charles
    Sep 4, 2014 at 4:53 am
    Seventh-Day Adventist are caste free Church in India! False hope and failed church!
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    saurav
    Sep 7, 2014 at 6:16 am
    while u cheer many more are beheaded, raped, sold off,
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    xxx
    Sep 7, 2014 at 10:46 am
    Can you marry your sister to them ....Yes this is possible in Islam..
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