Muslim Man in India Arrested Under 'Love Jihad Law'

Police in India's Uttar Pradesh state have arrested a Muslim man for allegedly trying to convert a Hindu woman to Islam.

It is to be mentioned that the appredended is the first to be arrested under a new anti-conversion law that targets "love jihad" - a term radical Hindu groups use to accuse Muslim men of converting Hindu women by marriage.

A case had been registered against Uwais Ahmed on 28 November under the Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, for allegedly attempting to forcibly convert a Hindu girl at the Deorania Police Station in Bareilly.

At least four other Indian states are drafting laws against "love jihad".

Police in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district confirmed the arrest on Twitter on Wednesday.

According to reports, the woman's father first filed a complaint, accusing the 21-year-old Muslim man of pressuring his daughter to convert and threatening her life if she didn't. The woman was allegedly in a relationship with the man but was married to someone else earlier this year.

The man was sentenced to 14 days in judicial custody, according to online newspaper ThePrint. He also claimed to have no conection to the Hindu woman. "I have no link with the woman, she got married a year back. I am innocent," he said.

In the father's complaint, he alleged that the man had known his daughter since they were students, and had been pressuring her to convert. A police officer told ThePrint that the two had planned to elope in October of last year, but were unable to do so.

Alleged offenders risk a jail term of up to 10 years, while offenses committed under the law are non-bailable. At least four other states are drafting laws against "love jihad," according to The Quint.

Prime Accused in JEE (Main) Scam, Bhargav Deka Arrested

Guwahati police on Sunday arrested one Bhargav Deka, owner of city-based consultancy firm Global Edulite in the case related to use of a proxy candidate in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains 2020.

Deka was arrested by the police as he landed at Guwahati Airport, Borjhar.

According to reports, Deka fled to Bangkok after the police started an investigation into the case.

“Till now, we have no information about the proxy candidate. The picture will become clear only after the arrest of Bhargav Deka,” Assistant Commissioner of Police (Azara) Nandini Kakoti said.

A case (No 624/2020) was registered in Azara PS under sections 120(b)/419/420/406 IPC r/w 66D IT Act after an FIR was lodged stating that a student from Assam topped JEE Mains 2020 using a proxy to sit in the exam on his behalf.

Folk Singer Molested in Tripura; One Arrested After Video Goes Viral

Tripura Police arrested one person involved in the folk singer Shyma Nama molestation case on October 28.

The accused has been identified as Sanit Barman, son of Ramesh Barman.

According to reports, the victim, who is a well-known folk singer of Tripura, went with her boyfriend on Tuesday night when she was molested and harassed by a gang of youths on the road between Tripura Medical College (TMC) and Ashwini market.

Video footage revealed that some of the youths also captured the moments of molesting her on mobile phone cameras and posted videos on social media.

Police sources said, “At around 10 pm on Tuesday night, the girl was on her way back home from TMC towards Ashwini market with her boyfriend.”

“As the girl was on her way, she was suddenly surrounded by a gang of criminals who were in inebriated conditions. The miscreants made lewd remarks to the girl and then started pulling her dress including her blouse and kept on touching her inappropriately,” police sources said.

“Despite the girl’s protests, the harassment and molestation continued for a while before the girl managed to escape with some alert locals rushing to the spot,” sources said.

The accused was arrested under IPC section 354 (A), 354(B) and 34, said Amtali Police Station officer in charge Sidharta Shankar Kar.

Assam's JEE Topper Arrested for Using Proxy Candidate

Assam Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) topper Neel Nakshatra Das has been arrested for allegedly using a proxy to write the exam.

According to reports, Neel Nakshatra Das, his father Dr Jyotirmoy Das, and three other persons have been arrested by the Azara Police Station officials.

The arrested persons are Dr Jyotirmoy Das, Neel Nakshatra Das, Hamendra Nath Sarma, Pranjal Kalita and Hirukamal Pathak.

Earlier, an FIR has been registered with the Azara Police in Assam against the topper of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains allegedly for using a proxy to sit in the examination.

The examination was held on September 5.

According to reports, a student here has been accused of allegedly proxying the prestigious engineering entrance exam to get 99 percent number. The student has been accused of bringing 99 percent of the number to someone else in the examination.

According to the FIR, the candidate who brought 99.8 percent number in the JEE Main examination did not appear for the examination himself. This FIR has been lodged by Mitradev Sharma. It is worth noting that this year, JEE Main examination was held on September 5 at various examination centers across the country.