ALIGARH: The proposed mass conversion scheduled to be held on December 25 will not be allowed under "any circumstance" and prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC have been clamped in the city, a senior police official said tonight.
"Under no circumstances will we allow the proposed mass conversation programme slated for December 25," DIG of Aligarh Zone Amit Agarwal said. He said, "The so-called 'ghar waapsi' programme organised by the Dharam Jagran Samiti can become a law and order issue for the state and irrespective of the finer details of this event it cannot be allowed to be held."
Agarwal said that prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC have been clamped in the city.
Taking note of the outfit's plan to "convert a large number of people" on December 25, the district authorities had last week issued a warning to those trying to disturb communal amity and asked citizens not to get provoked.
"Religious conversion is a matter of personal choice and the law permits it. However, if certain groups deliberately try to provoke communal sentiments by misusing this provision, then we will certainly not allow this to take place," District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash had said on Friday.
Leaders of the Aligarh-based outfit have announced that they will conduct a mass conversion ceremony at a local college here on December 25.
Amid row over alleged forced reconversion in Agra, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had last week said his government had ordered strict action against those responsible for the act.
"I have ordered strict action on the issue as it came to light. The local administration is also identifying those involved in the act and taking action against them," Yadav had said.