Gujarat : VHP Alleges Forced Conversions In Gandhinagar, Police Find No Evidence (The Blunt Times)

While freedom of religion is a fundamental right, allegations of forced conversions in Gujarat remain a sensitive issue, often sparking social unrest.

By TBT Web Desk

GANDHINAGAR, GUJARAT : Members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal created a stir in Gandhinagar on Sunday night, alleging that 15 Hindu laborers from Dahod were forcibly converted to Christianity. The allegations stemmed from a reported prayer meeting at the Shalom Prayer Meeting Center in Sector-5.

The Hindu organizations claimed religious working-class families were lured and pressured into converting at the center located in the basement of a commercial complex. Raising slogans of “Jai Shri Ram” (hail Lord Rama), they approached the Sector-7 police station with the laborers, continuing their chants there as well.

According to Bajrang Dal coordinator Shaktisinh Jhala, they suspect around 15 Hindus were targeted. Sunil Trivedi, representing both VHP and Bajrang Dal, filed a written complaint demanding action against the alleged perpetrators and the “converted” individuals.

However, Gandhinagar Superintendent of Police (SP) Ravi Teja Vasamsetty refuted the claims. While acknowledging the complaint, he clarified that investigations revealed a Christian prayer meeting frequented by Hindus as well.

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