A woman converting to Hinduism to marry her lover has sparked tension in Chapar village in Muzaffarnagar, prompting authorities to tighten security.
The woman eloped with her lover Ishver Singh, a home guard. The two married on November 3 after she converted to Hinduism following which they sought protection from the high court, according to police.
Following a direction from the the Allahabad High Court, Chief Judicial Magistrate Narender Kumar recorded the woman’s statement and ordered that she was free to live with her husband.
However, the incident has triggered tension in this communally sensitive district. “Security has been tightened and extra police personnel have been deployed in Chapar village as a precautionary measure in view of the tension,” according to SHO Arun Tyagi.
The conversion issue is already in focus in the state over the alleged forced reconversion of about 100 people to Hinduism in Agra. An FIR has been filed against an RSS wing behind the incident.