BJP seeks action against conversion

Alleging that some youths in Sullia have been forcibly converted to Islam, the Dakshina Kannada district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sought action against such forces indulging in conversion. Concerns about forcible conversion were expressed following the circulation in social media platforms of an image of a certificate issued by a Kerala-based organisation stating that 24-year-old Sanjeev Gowda of Mandekolu village had adopted Islam. There was also reports of another youth from Sullia running away from his house after his father warned him against doing namaz in the house. Superintendent of Police Bhushan Gulabrao Borase told that so far there have been no complaint of forcible conversion from any youth. Dikshit Gowda who had left home on September 8 after his father warned him against doing namaz in the house and about whom there were rumours of having got himself converted to Islam, returned home on September 23. He has refuted the news about his conversion and clarified that he had gone away to Calicut after his father had hit him.

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Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Hindu
Location of incident Not known Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

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Date of incident: September 21, 2016
Nature of Violence
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
  • Allegation of religious conversion
  • Name of the victim : Dakshin Gowda, Sanjeev Gowda
    Name of Perpetrator BJP
    State Karnataka
    District/City Dakshina Kannada
    Party In Power / Incidents INC - Indian National Congress
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