In the Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh, a 22-year-old Muslim man’s application for conversion to Hinduism has caused a stir after his wife claimed that he intended to convert in order to wed a Hindu woman.
She added that her spouse chose the conversion route in order to avoid a triple talaq case and avoid accusations of “love jihad”.
Aamir Ali asked for security in his application to the district magistrate (DM) because he anticipated being attacked by members of his community over the issue.
“As per the law, there is no need for any permission from an officer if adults are willing to change their religion. But in this case, his wife, too, has moved an application. She claimed that her husband was playing tricks with the existing laws. I have asked the additional district magistrate (ADM) and the senior superintendent of police to look into the issue to ascertain the truth before taking any action,” DM Shailendra Kumar Singh told the media.
According to the Moradabad police, Aamir Ali lives on the Prince Road under the purview of the Mughalpura police department and is employed as a sales professional at a private company in Ghaziabad.
“We have been informed that he had moved an application to the higher-ups seeking permission to convert but we have yet not received any orders in this regard. A police constable has been placed outside his residence to ensure security,” Mughalpura police station in-charge Amit Kumar said.
Ali’s 19-year-old wife Gulphansa, who has a four-month-old kid with him, told the media that her husband has been seeing the Hindu woman since 2014.
“I was married in February 2022 and learned about his relationship six months later. I objected, and he assured me he would distance himself from her. His girlfriend has threatened to make their affair a case of ‘love jihad’. My family will lodge a case under the triple talaq law against him if he divorces me. This explains why he is playing tricks by seeking permission for conversion,” she said.
In India, the Islamic practise known as triple talaq, which allows a husband to divorce his wife by saying “talaq” three times, has been abolished and declared a crime.
Gulphansa claimed she wrote to Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP), requesting his help.
”I am your daughter and do hope that you will come to my rescue to protect your daughter in this issue,” she appealed to the chief minister.
She explained that she was staying with her parents since Aamir had cut off all communication, closed the door to his residence on Prince Road, and turned off his phone.