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21 year old Aligarh youth converts to Islam, arrested

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By Muslim Mirror Desk,

Aligarh: Police on Sunday arrested a 21-year-old Aligarh youth who had converted to Islam after his family members and some right-wing organisations alleged he was influenced by a Muslim girl ho forced him to convert.

The police has arrested the boy under section 151 of the CrPC (arrest to prevent the commission of cognizable offences.

Rejecting allegations of his family Ved Prakash who has now taken name of Aadil said, “No one forced me to convert. I have embraced Islam and have no regrets about it. What is wrong in that?”

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According to police sources, Aadil had left Hinduism around eight months ago while he was employed at a furniture shop in the district’s Nagla Patwari locality. The matter came to light on Saturday evening when he had allegedly expressed his desire to marry a Muslim girl who lives in the same neighbourhood. Aadil is a resident of Baraula Jafrabad area of the district.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP), Aligarh, Ajay Kumar Sahni speaking to Indian Express admitted, “The youth has admitted to conversion without any pressure. Following the religion’s tenets, he even underwent circumcision.”

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