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UP police begin witch-hunt against Muslim men under new ‘love jihad’ law

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Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh: The first FIR under the newly promulgated ordinance on ‘love jihad’, has been registered in Bareilly district.

The complaint was filed at the Devraniya police station Saturday night.

Tikaram, resident of the Sharif Nagar village under Devraniya police circle, has lodged a complaint that a youth from his village has lured his daughter and is now forcing her to convert.

A case under Sections 504/506 IPC and section 3/5 of the ‘Vidhi Virudh Dharam Parivartan Adhiniyam’ (anti-conversion law) has been registered in the matter.

The state Home Department spokesman said that further action and investigation in the matter was underway.

The term ‘love jihad’ was initiated by Hindu extremist activists and politicians purportedly in order to prevent Hindu woman from marrying Muslim men.

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