By The Tribune Correspondent

Srinagar, April 6

Jammu and Kashmir police today registered an FIR in the case of alleged conversion of a non-local to Islam in Srinagar’s Hazratbal Shrine on Friday. The video of the conversion had gone viral on social media on Friday.

The police said they received information through reliable sources that news was being circulated on social media, especially Facebook, in which a non-local from Haryana converted during Friday congregational prayers at Hazratbal Shrine. The said news caused chaos, which may stoke communal hatred, the FIR said.

“The dissemination of this video has stirred unrest among the public and raised concerns about religious harmony and tolerance. The incident has also evoked strong reactions beyond the borders of Jammu and Kashmir and UT, potentially fuelling sectarianism and communal discord,” the FIR reads.

The FIR says the police investigation revealed a non-local was allegedly mentally manipulated by the owner of the house, a resident of Nowhatta, who employed him as a domestic worker at his home in Srinagar.

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