Kullu: Man booked for forcing wife, daughter to change religion

Kullu: Man booked for forcing wife, daughter to change religion

Mohammad Junaid has been booked on the complaint of his wife that he was forcing her for religious conversion. Photo for representation only.

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Kullu, September 21

Mohammad Junaid has been booked on the complaint of his wife that he was forcing her for religious conversion.

Kullu SP Gurdev Sharma said a woman, living in Shamshi in Bhuntar, said in her complaint that she was married to Jaswant Rai of Phagwara, who was employed in the NHPC and posted in the Parbati project at Kullu in 2008.

He added that in 2012, he was shifted to Bandipora in Kashmir and they begot a daughter in 2015. Jaswant started practising Islam and pressuring her to adopt the religion. The accused was again transferred back to Kullu in 2017 and he continued to harass his wife, forcing her and their daughter to embrace the religion.

He said, according to the complaint, her husband officially changed his religion in July 2021 and got his name registered as Mohammad Junaid but her wife refused to change her religion and approached the police.

The SP said an FIR had been registered under Sections 3 and 4 of the HP Religious Freedom Act and Sections 506, 298 of the IPC. The case would also be referred to the court under the Domestic Violence Act, he added.

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