The Uttar Pradesh ATS has arrested two men involved in religious conversion within the state. in step with police, the duo targeted poor families, unemployed youth, and handicapped people, especially people who were hearing and speech impaired, children and compelled them to vary their religion. They need been identified as Umar Gautam and Mufti Qazi Jehangir. They were arrested from the Jamia Nagar area in Delhi.
Prashant Kumar, Uttar Pradesh ADG (Law and Order), said that the arrested were running a conversion racket. He also mentioned that this may be a case of funding from ISI for religious conversions.
During interrogation, the duo informed that they converted around 250-300 people once a year. They met people that were economically weak including women, children and disabled. He said that around 1,500 children at a deaf and dumb school in Noida embraced Islam, adding that thousands of such cases are reported across the state.
Umar Gautan, accordig to police, himself had embraced Islam. he's a resident of Batala house in Jamia Nagar.
The ADG described two incidents of alleged forced conversion. within the first, the oldsters of a student at the Noida Deaf Society reported that their child was missing, and recently, the boy reportedly happened touch with the family saying he has converted. The family lives in Kanpur. in a very similar incident, another student of the identical society was also allegedly converted to Islam.
The top cop said that folks were lured to convert their religion for money and financial stability. He added that a lot of women are forced to alter their religion and were married off.
The accused accustomed run a centre named 'Islamic Dawa Centre' that got funding from all across the planet. Police is additionally tracking those those who got trapped during this racket and is investigating further to grasp how they influenced people.