The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday told the Allahabad High Court that there was no evidence against a Muslim man who was among the first in the state to be charged under the new law against forced conversions, reported NDTV.
“The Investigating officer has found that it is not a case of UP Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance 2020 and the Act UP Ordinance No. 21 of 2020,” said the affidavit filed by the UP government on Wednesday. “There is no evidence found that the accused Nadeem is having an illicit relation with Parul, nor has any evidence come forward that he tried to change the religion of Parul.”
The court also extended the protection from arrest to Nadeem and listed the matter for a fresh hearing on January 15. The High Court had, in its last hearing granted the accused protection, which was to expire on Thursday. Nadeem had moved the High Court, seeking to scrap the first information report filed against him.
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