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UP Cops Halt Church Prayer After Yogi's Outfit Alleges Religious Conversion

Police in Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj district halted a prayer by over 100 people, including American tourists, to investigate allegations of forced conversion made by the right-wing Hindu Yuva Vahini, which was founded by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Pranshu Mishra | CNN-News18

Updated:April 8, 2017, 10:37 AM IST
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Lucknow: Police in Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj district halted a prayer by over 100 people, including American tourists, to investigate allegations of forced conversion made by the right-wing Hindu Yuva Vahini, which was founded by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

The group alleged that the prayer meeting was a “cover” for religious conversion, a charge denied by the pastor.

On investigation, however, the police found no truth to the allegations and allowed the Americans to leave after verifying their documents. Local police told CNN-News18 that no formal case had been registered till early Saturday.

This was the first time an allegation of the sort was levelled against the British-era church.

Maharajganj is one of the hotspots frequented by tourists on their way to Nepal.

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| Edited by: Nitya Thirumalai
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