Allahabad High Court’s Decision on Religious Conversion Case

The High Court of Allahabad has recently made a significant ruling in a case involving illegal religious conversion. The court has refused to quash an FIR registered against the vice-chancellor and other officials of an agriculture university, namely, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology and Science (SHUATS).

The accused individuals, including the vice-chancellor, Rajendra Bihari Lal, and the director, Vinod Bihari Lal, are alleged to have persuaded a woman to adopt Christianity by offering her a job and other allurements. This case has sparked controversy and drawn attention to the issue of forced conversions under the guise of various inducements.

In its decision, the division bench of justices Rahul Chaturvedi and Mohd Azhar Husain Idrisi made a strong statement condemning such malpractices. They emphasized that no true place of worship, be it a church, temple, or mosque, would ever condone or support such actions. The court’s stance sends a clear message about upholding religious freedom and ensuring that conversions occur through genuine and voluntary means.

As part of their ruling, the justices have directed the accused individuals, along with the vice-chancellor and the director, to surrender before the court by December 20 for regular bail. This legal action reinforces the principle that no one is above the law, and individuals involved in illegal activities will be held accountable.

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