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2 Arrested Days After Nuns Forced Off Train In UP

The nuns have been travelling on the Haridwar-Puri Utkal Express on March 19.


The railway police in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi has arrested two folks in a case associated to the harassment suffered by the nuns belonging to a Kerala based mostly congregation throughout a prepare journey final month.

“In the case of forceful deboarding of nuns and teenagers from coach B-2 of Utkal Express at Jhansi railway station on 19 March 2021, the district administration and police administration have detained Anchal Arjaria and Purgesh Amaria for involvement in the incident. Against will be taken against others also,” an announcement from the Jhansi administration stated.

A railway police official stated on report final night time the lads had been arrested.

“Around 10 pm at night , a team of the railway police was carrying out a patrolling exercise at the Jhansi railway station when the were informed that two people had been discussing the March 19 incident and saying that the police did not act properly and let off the nuns. The men were questioned and the men got agitated and said they would plan a protest against the cops. This is why they have been arrested. The police has taken suo moto cognizance of this case and we will file an FIR and send them to jail,” Naeem Kham Mansoori, a senior official of the railway police, stated. 

Reports stated the arrested males are affiliated to proper wing teams in Jhansi.

The nuns and their two novices have been heckled and compelled to get off a prepare in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi by members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (who suspected them of conducting non secular conversion) and folks from different proper wing teams on March 19. They have been allowed to proceed solely after an inquiry on the railway station established there was no conversion concerned. The ABVP is the coed’s wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the ideological mentor of the BJP.

The incident – which occurred simply forward of polls in Kerala – had generated outrage. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had demanded strict motion in opposition to the accused in a letter to Home Minister Amit Shah.

After outrage, Mr Shah had promised motion within the matter. “I want to assure the people of Kerala that the culprits behind this incident will be brought to justice at the earliest,” Mr Shah had stated throughout a ballot rally in Kerala.

Last week, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had dismissed as mistaken the allegations that the nuns have been “attacked” and alleged that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was “making false statements” on the problem.

“There was no attack on any nun whatsoever…the Chief Minister of the state (Kerala) is completely lying and making false statements when he says that,” Mr Goyal instructed a press convention in Kochi.

According to officers in Jhansi, the nuns have been detained after the ABVP activists gave a written grievance that two ladies have been allegedly being taken forcibly for non secular conversion.

The police had stated there was no foundation within the grievance and all 4 ladies later took the following prepare to their vacation spot in Odisha.

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