BENGALURU: In the first ever case after the anti-conversion law was passed in the state, an FIR (First Information Report) has been registered against a man on Thursday, who has been accused of forcibly converting a young woman.
The converted woman’s family had been living in the Yeshwantpur police station limits for the past 15 years. The man, identified as Syed Moin (24), and the woman were having an affair, and he pressured her to convert in order to marry her. The young woman gave in and converted to his religion.
On October 5, the young woman went missing and her parents filed a complaint. The police later found the woman wearing a burqa, and upon questioning, the woman revealed that Syed Moin had taken her to a mosque for conversion.
A case has been registered at Yeshwanthpur police station and Syed has been booked under Section 5 of the anti-conversion law.
What is the anti-conversion Act?
Conversion is when a person of any religion converts to another religion. It must be legal. A person converting should apply to the jurisdictional DC who will then get statements from parents and children about conversion.
After this, a 30-day time frame is be given and if there is no change in the decision, the DC will then accord permission to convert as per their wish without any pressure. However, legal action will be taken in case of conversion under pressure or enticement and FIRs will be registered against all those who helped in the conversion.