UP Hindu Woman Heckled, Muslim Husband Arrested

A Muslim man and his brother have been arrested by the police in western Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad after he and a 22-year-old Hindu woman tried to get their marriage registered in the district's Kanth area. The men were handed over to the police after a group of people from a right-wing group, the Bajrang Dal, accosted the trio at the marriage registration office and stopped them from going ahead with formalities, and then took all three to the local police station. In a 1 minute and 11-second video that has gone viral on social media, the men surround the woman inside the premises of the Kanth police station in Moradabad. "Show us the permission you have from the DM (District Magistrate) to convert your religion," one of the men tells the woman, as at least two policemen, one of them with a lathi look on.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Government office
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Government office Was cross FIR filed 0
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Date of incident: December 06, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Institutional discrimination
  • Causal factors
  • Allegation of religious conversion
  • Name of the victim : unknown
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Moradabad
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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