12 arrested for forceful religious conversions in Karnataka
Police said that the arrested 12 persons were making arrangements for a mass religious conversion of Hindu tribals in the region.
According to police, after gathering specific inputs, a team of its personnel conducted raids and made the arrests. Police said that the arrested 12 persons were making arrangements for a mass religious conversion of Hindu tribals in the region.
The arrested persons were being grilled by the police.
Preliminary investigations revealed that many people belonging to Chikkamuduwadi Tandya were kept in a house in Kanakapura town.
Sources stated the police will investigate the matter further. More details are yet to emerge regarding the case.
Hindu activists for a long time have been alleging forceful conversions in the region by Christian missionaries.
Earlier, attempts to build the tallest statue of Jesus in the world in Kapalabetta in Kanakapura taluk were made. The Hindu activists then alleged that state Congress President D K Shivakumar was supporting the building of the tallest statue of Jesus
Christ to impress former AICC President Sonia Gandhi in his constituency.
Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), and other Hindu organisations had announced agitation against the building of Jesus Christ’s statue at Kapalabetta.
The Karnataka High Court later gave a stay order on the construction work and gave directions that no work should be carried out without its permission.
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