MHA seeks report from UP govt on alleged conversion in Agra

The Centre on Thursday sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the issue of alleged forceful conversion of some Muslims in Agra.

New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the issue of alleged forceful conversion of some Muslims in Agra.

In a communication, the Home Ministry told the state government to give a detailed report about the incident, whether it was a forceful or wilful conversion and people and organisation which initiated the process.

The alleged forced reconversion of about 100 people to Hinduism in Agra set off a chorus of criticism against the government by the opposition inside and outside Parliament even as an FIR was filed against an RSS wing behind the incident.

The issue triggered a war of words between opposition and treasury benches, even as the government expressed readiness for a debate and possible legislation on conversions.

The opposition members said the issue could have grave consequences like causing riots.