Forceful religious conversion won’t be tolerated in Goa : CM Pramod Sawant

Panaji (Goa) – Saying that forceful religious conversions won’t be tolerated in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant lauded the Police for arresting Dominic D’souza, who has been accused of carrying out religious conversions. The Goa Police arrested D’souza after two separate FIRs were filed against him. “He had previous cases of carrying out religious conversions. He would induce people to change their religion by using magic. Those who are carrying out such activities will be prosecuted”, Pramod Sawant added.

D’souza would lure poor people into religious conversion using money. Shobhit Saksena, Superintendent of Police of North Goa, said, “We booked him under Section 153A (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc), 295A (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and Sections 3 and 4 of the Drugs and Magic Remedies Act”. The Police further said that the ‘Holy Oil’ that D’souza tried to give to one of the complainants would be sent for forensic analysis.

Editorial Viewpoint

It is an open secret that missionaries convert Hindus all over the country. The question is – When will the Government enact laws to punish such people ?

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