Not a single case of forcible conversions to Islam: Dakshina Kannada police clarifies

Mangaluru: A senior police officer in Dakshina Kannada district brushred aside the rumours of existence of a so called ‘conversion racket’ in Sullia taluk.

The Dakshina Kannada district unit of the BJP recently demanded the police to take stringent action against those who indulge in religious conversion activities.

Sanjeev Matandoor, President of district unit of the BJP alleged that the conversion groups with the blessing of political parties forcing youths to embrace Islam, reports The Hindu.

Superintendent of Police Bhushan Gulabrao Borase rubbished the allegations and said that so far not a single complaint of ‘forced conversion’ was filed from any youth.

Organisations like VHP and Bajrang Dal made mere allegations about some groups indulging in forcible conversion and they are being inquired into, he said.

“Satish Acharya, aka Muhammad Mustakim, a resident of Mandekolu village in Sullia taluk has made it clear that he accepted Islam on his own will and without any pressure. He also has accused the Hindutva groups of attacking him,” said another police officer.