Tension grips Aligarh’s village as religious preachers try to convert Kanjar community to Islam

via India Today published on April 20, 2015

Tension prevailed in the Nagla-Singhi hamlet of Aligarh’s Mainath village following allegations that a group of religious preachers were trying to convert members of the Kanjar community to Islam.

A huge police force has been deployed in the area to prevent any untoward incident. Under pressure from villagers and some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, police arrested seven persons of the Muslim community and later released them on personal bond when a large number of ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders objected to the arrest.

The preachers have been identified as Nasibul Hasan, Mohammad Salman, Shan Mohammad, Mohammad Faisal, Mohammad Sarfuddin, Mohammad Ishtaq and Raza Mohammad. The police action was based on a written complaint by village chief Satish Singh, who alleged that the preachers of Muslim community from Kazipada and Madina localities were about to convert the members of the Kanjar community in the village.

    “They (the group of Muslim preachers) have been visiting our village for the last three months. Three days ago, they intensified their activities and invited some villagers to offer namaz with them. They had planned conversion of Hindus with the help of a villager,” the village chief claimed.

 

Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/conversion-row-aligarh-kanjar-islam-bjp-samajwadi-party/1/431044.html

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