Raj HC seeks reply on woman conversion

Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court in Jodhpur has directed the police to register an FIR and investigate a 22-year-old woman’s alleged forcible conversion to Islam and marriage to ascertain the correctness of the facts.

The court raised doubts about her wedding to Muslim man, noting that the documents produced were contradictory. The court asked how a person could change his or her religion and what are the laws and guidelines for such conversions.

Hearing a Habeas Corpus petition, a division bench of Justice M K Garg, expressed anger over the police negligence in filing the case and directed the police to produce a detailed report of the matter.

Brother of the girl had moved a Habeas Corpus petition in the High Court stating that that a person Faiz Modi kidnapped his sister while she was going to college after harassing her long. Then Modi forced her to sign some papers and prepared fake marriage certificates.

After the family members failed to find the girl, when they tried to lodge a complaint, the police refused to register an FIR, stating that the accused had already approached the police and and produced a marriage certificate and an affidavit of the religious conversion by the girl dating April 14.
The family alleges that the girl was blackmailed with objectionable pictures and forced her to convert to Islam and into marriage as well. The family’s counsel cited it as a case of love jihad. The High Court sent the girl to a government home for a week.

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