By Muslim Mirror News
Baghpat : Facing injustice from authorities and neglect from community as many as 20 members of a Muslim family converted to Hinduism Tuesday in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat district.
Its reported that the conversion took place in protest against police inaction in a case of “murder” of one of the members of the family.
According to sources, the family members took part in a special ‘puja’ and performed some rituals in the presence of priests at a Shiva temple in Badarkha village in the district, and were given Hindu names.
“All of them embraced Hinduism of their own free will and there was no pressure on them,” claimed a district official in Baghpat.
Sources, however, said that the family members were upset with the local police, which, they alleged, had termed the “murder” of one of their members as “suicide.”
The head of the family Akhtar Ali, who was among those who embraced Hinduism, said that his son Gulzar was “murdered” by some members of Muslim community a few days ago.
The local police closed the case after terming the death as a case of suicide. “We submitted several applications to the higher authorities also, and requested our fellow community members to help, but nothing happened,” Akhtar said.
Senior police officials, however, promised to look into the matter afresh after the conversion.
Sources said that security has been beefed up in the area and additional security personnel have been deployed as a precautionary measure.
Hindu Yuva Vahini activists, who organized this event however, claimed it to a case of “ghar wapsi” and conducted a havan as part of the “re-induction ceremony” at a local temple. Vande Matram was also sung after the ceremony.