How did you assume conversion to Islam was legal, Rajasthan HC asks cops
The Rajasthan High Court raised questions about a woman converting to Islam and her inter-faith marriage. The court sent the 22 year old woman to a government home for a week.
The court sought to know from the State if there was any procedure in place to monitor religious conversions and also govern them. The judge further went on to observe that people could not change their faith based on an affidavit.
Rajasthan which does not have an anti-conversion law has been given four days time to respond to the questions raised by the High Court. The Bench comprising Justices Gopal Krishna Vyas and Manoj Kumar Garg said that they were of the opinion that whether without any procedure or rule, a person can convert to another religion or not is not established and needs to be settled.
The court is hearing a plea filed by Chirag Singvi who has alleged that his sister Payal is now known as Aarifa. He also alleged that his sister was converted to Islam under coercion and the marriage papers were forged.
The court raised doubts about Aarifa's wedding to a Muslim man identified as Faiz Modi and said the documents she produced, including a nikahnama, contradicted each other.
The court sought to know from the police how it assumed that the conversion was legal.
How did you come to the conclusion that the conversion was legal, just by way of an affidavit on a stamp paper of Rs 10, the court also asked. By this way tomorrow, even i could address myself as Gopal Mohammad, Justice Gopal Krishna Vyas said.