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‘Live like a Muslim, stop this drama of Hinduism’: Pooja Singh harassed by husband Kamran and in-laws for not converting to Islam

Pooja was allegedly beaten up by her in-laws, her jewellery taken away and she was thrown out of the house

Pooja Singh, who married a Muslim man Kamran Ahmad Khan, has approached a court and filed an FIR against her husband, her father-in-law and wife of husband’s brother, says a report in Jagran. Singh who is from Sindri in Dhanbad, has alleged that her in-laws have been forcing her to convert to Islam, targeting her for being a Hindu.

Singh mentions that during her marriage with Kamran, she had explicitly put a condition in writing that she would be allowed to practice the Hindu religion without being coerced into converting into Islam. Singh added that two months after her marriage, her husband went to Delhi while she stayed back in Sindri. Then, her father-in-law Ali Ahmad Khan and wife of husband’s brother Sazia Imran Khan started criticising her over being a Hindu. They asked her to live like a Muslim.

They reportedly ordered Pooja to shun the ‘drama’ of Hinduism and embrace Islam. Singh says that one day her in-laws threw away her material when she about to go for a pooja. Singh laments that her husband remained a mute spectator and asked her to adhere to the orders of his parents.

Pooja was then allegedly beaten up by the family members of her in-laws, her jewellery taken away and she was thrown out of the house. After she came to her parent’s house, on September 1, 2019, family members of her in-laws came to her house and started flinging abuses at her. They said that if she wants to live a married life, she will have to convert to Islam.

After this incident, she went to the police to file a complaint, but the police adviced her to approach the court instead. Accordingly, a case was filed at a local court.

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