Day after Sangh protests, 4 held in MP for converting to Islam

Dalit youths claim they have returned to Hinduism.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Updated: September 4, 2014 3:30 am

In probably the first such action under the Freedom of Religion Act in Madhya Pradesh, the police on Wednesday arrested four persons — Tularam Jatav, Maniram Jatav, Keshav Jatav and Makhubai Jatav — for converting to Islam without informing the district authorities in Shivpuri.

Tularam, Maniram and seven of their family members had submitted affidavits to an additional district magistrate on Tuesday, saying they wanted to embrace Islam of their own volition and were not being coerced to do so.

But scores of VHP and Bajrang Dal activists turned up at the Shivpuri collectorate and tried to persuade them against changing their faith. Chanting “Vande Mataram” and “Jai Shri Ram” slogans, they demanded an FIR against the nine persons and those who converted them.

The district authorities returned the affidavits, stating that the anti-conversion law mandates that the applications should come from religious figures presiding over the conversion ceremony and not from those seeking to convert. Citing the law and order situation, the police then detained them.

However, the in-charge of Khaniyadhana Police Station, Y S Jadaun, said there was no tension in Bukarra and Chhirwaha villages from where Tularam and Maniram hail.

Collector Rajeev Dubey said the arrests were made in connection with an FIR filed last week and they would soon be granted bail. But the earlier FIR only named Tularam and Maniram.

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    Abbu Ubar
    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm
    Freedom of religion basic fundamental right is violated...what for an atheist does he require to go for district magistrate lettter
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      Krishna
      Sep 5, 2014 at 1:03 pm
      You seem to be right. But this will only happen when people join their hands together to force govment to help these people come out of this situation. POVERTY is the biggest cause for everything. Relate it to any religion.
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        angel
        Sep 24, 2014 at 11:49 pm
        or may be fight between shia and sunnis or die in a terror attack or the best join IS start a jihad.....
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          Sudhir
          Sep 3, 2014 at 12:06 pm
          First read about your mother country India & its history. If you read TERROR books written by child molesters & child rapist this how people talk.
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            Sudhir
            Sep 3, 2014 at 12:06 pm
            Mahatma hi & SwamiVivekananda said: If you change your religion youchange your nationality. So true. Look at people who have converted.They have foreign names, culture & tradition. They do not wear ourtraditional dress. They are ready to destroy their own mother land Indiabecause they are asking to do so by the foreign barbarians who have invaded ourcountry, looted & raped mothers & sisters. Even worse this Muslims& Christians divided & destroy there own familyvalues. All these for a religion that has no roots with our country India.
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              Sudhir
              Sep 3, 2014 at 12:05 pm
              SATI SYSTEM Started DURING ISLAMIC RULE. In 1100A.D. parts of borderingIndia (like Rajana), Religious marauderswere frequently raiding, looting & pering & arresting women (whohave lost their husbands in the war) & taking them away as slaves/worker/Harem/conversion to Islam. Then the ladies started the practice ofentering the Funeral Pyres to avoid Islamic atrocities. This practice was stoppedby Raja Ram Mohan Rai………………… If it was a Religious dictum, Sati shouldhave been followed by all Hindu in all states. …………………………………First read about your mother country India & its history. If youread TERROR books written by child molesters & child rapist this how peopletalk.
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                Sudhir
                Sep 2, 2014 at 10:12 am
                Welcome back to your motherland………..throw the terror books………….and join back to Hinduism --the mother of all religions.
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                  Anti Rioter
                  Sep 2, 2014 at 4:14 pm
                  welcome back to mother land and kill ur mother in accursed tradition of Hindu Sati
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                    Iqbal Naiyer
                    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:20 pm
                    If these people are truly converting just for the money and food that is definitely not good. The only way to stop that is to find another way for them to get the money and food that they need without giving up their religion. I think government can provide some sort of welfare and/or security blanket.However, if they are converting because of a true change in their beliefs then you really should stay out of their business. At last, if people are converted for money and people are paying money for conversion, both should get severe punishment regardless of religion they belong to or converted to.
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                      Mahalakshmi Iyer
                      Sep 4, 2014 at 4:53 am
                      Conversion should be considered "human rights" violation specially among the poor and middle cl. I have no problem with the rich converting to religion of their choice as they have enough resources to weigh pros and cons. Conversion of non-rich cl is usually through coercive methods and the converting body should be brought to books.
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                        Mahalakshmi Iyer
                        Sep 4, 2014 at 4:44 am
                        There is nothing sacred about "monotheism". If you are born a human being and want to be a normal human then diverse views and thoughts are the essence of life. Let everyone live free. Do not surrender to anyone, least to an imaginary concept.
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                          Janardhan Rao Maddu
                          Sep 4, 2014 at 4:57 am
                          jo apne dharm ka nahi ho saka wo dusre dharm ka kya hoga ?
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                            Mo
                            Sep 2, 2014 at 3:26 pm
                            Iqbal Naiyer don't be silly, if you are poor in India you have lots of benefits, like financial aid, healthcare and reservation in school, colleges and jobs. If you become muslim you lose all of them. That is BS against muslims and islam that we pay for conversion. People from all background and religions to islam just because it make sense to them not for any benefits.
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                              Mo
                              Sep 2, 2014 at 3:35 pm
                              Sudhir, HINDUISM IS THE MOTHER OF IDOL WORSHIPS NOT MONOTHEISM WHICH IS ISLAM.
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                                Mo
                                Sep 2, 2014 at 3:17 pm
                                Sudhir, Hinduism is the mother of all idol worships.
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                                  Mo
                                  Sep 2, 2014 at 3:15 pm
                                  wow there is no freedom of religion in India now? Going back to stone age! What the Govt has business in somebody's personal matters.
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                                    Abu Ayman
                                    Sep 1, 2014 at 2:14 am
                                    hindu fascism at work
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                                      praveen
                                      Sep 4, 2014 at 6:06 am
                                      Why you are making yourself fool, sati system started during islaminc rule, In mahabharath ( Madri - Pandav second wife) went sati on Pandu's funeral pyre, this is one example of history, Dont make bull shi ttt here okk....
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                                        Abu Aadilaa Abdur Razzaq
                                        Sep 5, 2014 at 2:16 am
                                        @Sudhir Can you show me the proof where Vivekananda said this about Muslims? give me reference from his books or from his biography? Else shame on you to write something about Vivekananda that he never spoke. Why you are so full of hate that you will do anything under the sky to show that you are true Indian. We Indian's are not liars, you moron. To clear your minds and the falsehood you are upon, let me give you some quotes of Vivekanand (with reference) especially since you are thinking that you are more Indian than a Muslim Indian...let me quote you something very strange so that you can repent and seek actual guidence in Islam...here is what he says..."I am firmly persuaded that without the help of practical Islam, theories of Vedantism, however fine and wonderful they may be, are entirely valueless to the vast m of mankind"...ref...s:en.wikisource/wiki/The_Com...and Now show your proff.
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                                          Abu Aadilaa Abdur Razzaq
                                          Sep 5, 2014 at 2:27 am
                                          I guess you have not born at all. Can you define how to be a normal human, and lead a peaceful life? which method do i have to follow to make sure that no one loots me if he loots the punishment are just and swift, no one rapes our mothers and sisters and if they do they get capital punishment and not freedom after 7 years to rape again, and if we worship or convert to 1 God we are not jailed for doing so, and no one creates false flag that some Muslim Zombies woke up one morning with no reason went and burned a train using a petrol from a local petrol bunk and every moron of india boght this false flag and went into rampage killing Muslims and the CM of that time sat down in his house with full support of his govt. missionary to do it, imagine if it was Osama as CM and did it on Hindus, then Muslim will be called as Terrorist, but if the leader of Majority did it then he is a savior of Hindus. Subahna-Allaah.On contrary, we Muslim do not support Osama kind of people and not make him leader of Muslim, but we have accepted the same Muslim genocide to be our PM, not respecting him, but to the role he is playing from this leadership position. If there is any justice in India, we have to see him trailed with fair and honesty and let there be peace in the society, be it a Muslim or Hindu. else India will not come out of this nonsense. So be a Real Indian and not a feku.
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                                            Abu Aadilaa Abdur Razzaq
                                            Sep 1, 2014 at 5:41 pm
                                            yeah...sure...another fake Muslims and orchestarted drama of being a victim..anymore fake people please line up as you will become famous for your pathetic life....dont be a Monkey, and jump whenever you are shown stick, be human and stand up for what you are, if you want to be Hindu be a Hindu but don't cry of being a Hindu, and if you want to be any other things, be that and stand by it. You are not children to show candy to lure you, I believe you are grown up and God has given you the brain to differentiate between right and wrong. Let wait for tomorrow for some other monkey show, have you popcorn ready and relax in your couch, and enjoy the mello drama....Subhan-Allaah, have some life guys...
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