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Kerala yet to submit report on conversions: Minister

Allegations of a religious conversion centre in Malappuram

The Kerala government is yet to submit an inquiry report sought by the Centre on alleged religious conversions taking place in Malappuram district, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir has said.

“There is a big centre...that centre is in Malappuram district,” the Minister said alleging, “conversions take place there. In a month, about 1,000 people are converted. There is a report that Hindus and Christians are made Muslims.”

“I went there in May. I had a meeting with the police chief...Chief Secretary. I told them, what is this centre that 1,000 (people) are converted in a month. On what basis? Do they take advantage of poverty, give warnings, talk about employment. What do they do? Find out. The matter is coming out,” Mr. Ahir said.

The Minister was responding to a query on the National Investigation Agency (NIA) indicating a ‘pattern’ vis-a-vis the issue of ‘love jihad’ in the Supreme Court while dealing with the matter. Mr. Ahir, however, did not comment on the issue, noting that it was sub judice.

“The Kerala government has not yet sent any report after inquiring the issue though I had asked for it,” the Minister said.

“Now, the NIA has been entrusted with the inquiry. Whatever is there, it will come out after the inquiry. But even after we have written, the government has not sent its inquiry report,” Mr. Ahir said.

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