Hindu youth allege forced conversion to Islam when he was in 9th Standard

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Editorial comment

Hindus are being converted by minorities in a Hindu-majority country whereas, in Pakistan, Bangladesh, where Hindus are a minority, they are facing genocide by religious fanatics. Establishing Hindu Rashtra is the only solution to change this picture !

Faridabad (Haryana) – A fresh case of forced conversion has been lodged in the Faridabad District of Haryana against Islamic cleric Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui by a person named Vinod Kumar alias Noor Mohammad. Further investigations are underway. Vinod was in 9th standard when he was converted.

1. Uttar Pradesh ATS (Anti-Terrorist Squad) had arrested Siddiqui on 21st September under the charges of conversion. Siddiqui has been remanded in Police custody for ten days. According to the ATS, Maulana Siddiqui was involved in a conversion racket across the country through the madarsas as well as social and religious institutions. He was also getting financial assistance through hawala for this, during which he even converted Vinod.

2. Vinod, who lived in Premnagar slum in Sector-17 in Faridabad, had religious fanatics living in his neighbourhood. These fanatics used to praise Islam and denounce Hindu Dharma.

3. Vinod said that in 2011-2012 he was a student of class nine at New Vidya Mandir School when he was converted. Shahzad, who repairs gas stoves and sewing machines, used to stop and offer food to Vinod while the latter was on the way to school and back home. Shahzad used to brainwash Vinod that if he accepts Islam it will save him from hell.

4. In 2013, they took him to the Global Peace Centre of Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui located at Shaheen Bagh. Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui coaxed him to recite the kalima stating that Islam will save him from the fire of hell. Vinod was named Noor Mohammad soon after that. After that Vinod turned Noor Mohammad was sent to Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat to study Islam which mostly focused on hate for Hinduism.

5. The victim has also explained why he lodged the FIR so late. He said that in 2018 he somehow managed to escape from their clutches and remained underground for two years in Faridabad. In 2020, he visited his family after he came to know that his sister had been married.