Update on Forcible Conversion Case in Kashmir

On second day of protests against the forcible conversion of a Sikh girl, DSGMC president had a tele-conversation with Home Minister Amit Shah and appraised him about the situation. Shah assuredSirsa that action will be taken in the cases. Shah also told Sirsa that he will be meeting a delegation of Kashmiri Sikhs to listen to their problems.

The Sikh Sangat gathered in the Gurdwara Shaheed Bunga Sahib where Manjinder singh Sirsa addressed them and briefed them about the situation. Sirsa met DGP Dilbagh Singh later in the day. Dilbagh singh assured the DSGMC delegation that swift action will be taken in the case.

The solidarity from Muslim community started pouring in on the second day of the protests with Grand Mufti Nisar-Ul-Islam condemning the incident and assuring full support of the Muslim community.

Another Muslim cleric from Shia community also condemned the act and called it against humanity. Aga Syed stressed that there is need of anti conversion law because it is completely in line with Islam.

Some solidarity was also seen on ground where people from majority community held placards in support of the Sikh community.

Many rumour mills have gone active to spoil the existing conditions between the communities. The rumours of girl being 27 is circulated with fake picture of someone who is already facing term in jail.

Another statement by one Dalmeet Kaur who had eloped and converted in 2012 is circulated as a claim that Manmeet kaur has wilfully converted. This is again a false claim. This is the picture of Dalmeet kaur who is still married to a Muslim.

As per sikh protestors only one case of Rainawari has been filed and they will be filing the case of Mehjoor Nagar as well. The statement that there has been only one conversion is hence fake, only case of Manmeet was registered and hence the confusion.

The Sikh community has vowed that no further conversions will be allowed and all actions will be taken to prevent such incidents in the future. The case is still unfolding but the anger of community has ignited the debates on need of law against conversion in Kashmir valley.

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