First punishment in the Law of conversion of UP – Press magazine

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A court in Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha on Saturday sentenced a 26-year-old carpenter to five years in prison. The man was arrested under the state’s conversion law.

According to the English newspaper ‘The Indian Express’, the accused named Afzal was accused of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl from another community in April last year. The girl was retrieved on Afzal’s orders.

Uttar Pradesh Additional Director General of Police (Prosecution) Ashutosh Pandey has said that this is the first punishment received under the state’s conversion law.

Afzal, a resident of Sambhal, was on bail and was arrested on Friday after which the court convicted him.

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