Lambani's allege conversion into Christianity

Chitradurga: Leaders of Lambani community, a Scheduled Tribe living in parts of Central and North Karnataka today alleged that a charity organisation running a hostel here has been luring minor girls of the community and converting them to Christianity.

A delegation led by Lamabani community pontiff Sevalal Guruji alleged that a hostel at Kamanabhavi layout has been luring minor girls from Chitadurga, Davanagere, Bellary and Tumkur districts, promising them education and later converting them.

They urged the government to put an end to conversion, a charge denied by those running the hostel. Some persons under the banner of Janapara Sangatanegala Okkuta (A Federation of peoples' front) also staged a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office here, rejecting the allegations of conversion and blamed Bajrang Dal activists for spreading rumours.

Police said they are looking into the charges levelled by Lambani community leaders.