First case of conviction under the Anti-Conversion Law in MP

Mohammad Sabir Khan jailed for 20 years and charged with a penalty of ₹ 56,000

(Credit : ABP Live)

Indore (MP) – In the first case of conviction under the Anti-Conversion Law of Madhya Pradesh, a District Court in Indore sentenced a 20-year-old man named Mohammad Sabir for forcing a Hindu girl into religious conversion. Along with this, a penalty of Rs 56,000 has also been imposed on the accused.

According to a report by ABP News Hindi, the accused has been awarded 5 years of rigorous imprisonment under sections 3/5 of the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act, 2021 which came into force in 2021.

Special Public Prosecutor Sushila Rathore said that the said order was passed by Special Judge (POCSO Act) Surekha Mishra. The Court commented in the judgment and said that the crime executed by the accused cannot be ignored as it can create a massive impact on society. “No leniency can be shown to the accused for the said act,” the Court said.

He also filmed the sexual act with the girl and used it to blackmail her to do he wanted. Further, after a few months, he forced her to convert her to Islam and marry him. He said that he would leak the video on social media if she refused to obey him.

The victim, tired of the threats and atrocities, finally narrated her ordeal to her parents and brother who then took her to the Police station. The Police lodged a complaint and launched a probe into the case. A charge sheet was presented in the Court, based on which the accused was convicted.

Editorial viewpoint

Hindus feel that for a matter like Love Jihad which has spread throughout the country harming the existence of Hindus, not an jail-term of 20 years but execution is the perfect solution.

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