The petitioner wife has sought that the FIR be quashed as the angle of forcible conversion by marriage was added against her husband and in-laws by 'certain religio-political groups'
Last month, the Gujarat chapter of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind filed a petition in the HC, claiming that some of the amended sections of the state's new law were unconstitutional.
After hearing the government's arguments, a division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Biren Vaishnav kept the next hearing on August 19 for pronouncement of an interim order.
The trio was arrested from Ganeshpeth area in Nagpur city on Friday night, he said.
It was alleged that two Sikh women were forcefully converted to Islam in Jammu & Kashmir.
The accused, Imran Ansari, allegedly kidnapped a 19-year-old woman from his neighbourhood in Vapi city of Valsad with the intention of marrying her after forcing her to convert her religion.
The accused, who has been arrested by the officials of the Bisrakh police station, has been booked under the Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Ordinance, 2020, among others.
The men allegedly concealing their religious identity to have sexual relationships with a Dalit and a Sikh girl and forcing them to convert to their faiths.