Madhya Pradesh: Salman was pressurizing Hindu girl for marriage and conversion, case filed under Anti Love Jihad Act
In Madhya Pradesh, the first case has been registered under Religious Freedom Ordinance, 2021 (Religious Freedom Ordinance), created to prevent the incidents of Love Jihad. This case has been filed in the Mundi police station of Khandwa. According to police, a man named Salman was pressurizing a 20-year-old Hindu woman to marry and convert. Salman has been arrested following the complaint of the girl and her family members and she is being questioned.
Police said that a girl named Salman was harassing a girl from Jamkota village under Mundi police station. The girl's family alleges that the accused had been pressurizing the girl to convert to marriage for about a year. The girl has told the police that Salman also lives in the village and has been harassing her for the past one year. He is forcing the girl to marry and is also encouraging him to convert. Police has registered a case against accused Salman and his father Rasid Khan in this case under sections 354 (d), 341, 506 and 3/5 MP Religious Freedom Bill-2021.
Was threatening to kill
The girl's family members said that Salman not only followed her but was also threatening to kill her and her family if she did not get married. The girl has told in the complaint that Salman has been harassing her continuously since April 2020. He was forcing her to marry and was repeatedly asking him to convert. The girl's father also spoke to Salman but he also threatened to send her back. When the father sent the girl to maternal uncle's house, Salman started threatening everyone to die. Police arrested the accused Salman from his village Jamkota Pipalkota rehabilitation on Friday evening.