By Soumitra Bose / Times of India
NAGPUR: Relatives and several members of the Hindu community have asked a widow and her two daughters to vacate their home in Kamptee, after news of the trio embracing Islam a month ago came to light. An unfounded fear of mass conversion has gripped the sensitive area, in the outskirts of Nagpur, after the development.
Kamptee had earlier witnessed a flare-up after derogatory posts targeting a community had surfaced on social media, followed by a post supporting BJP’s expelled spokesperson Nupur Sharma. Weeks after the communal tension, the latest incident has left security agencies on tenterhooks.
The family began depending on the support of a young Muslim shop owner in front of their house, whom she started calling her ‘son’. The youth also allowed the family to use his shop premises, before shifting elsewhere to a bigger facility.
When the woman and her daughters decided to embrace Islam, all hell broke loose. The youth was squarely blamed for the family’s religious conversion. “We have a family-like bond which has nothing to do with Islam. Until someone has a deep-rooted affinity and attraction for Islam, the religion doesn’t accept such a conversion,” said the businessman.
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