Muslim youth sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment in first conviction under UP Love Jihad law

UP, 18/9: In what was being claimed to be the first conviction under the ‘love jihad law’ in Uttar Pradesh, a Muslim youth was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment by a court in Amroha district in the state for trying to marry a Hindu girl under false pretenses by hiding his religion.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 40,000 on the accused, identified as Mohammed Afzal, a resident of Sambhal district of the state.


According to reports, Afzal, who worked as a driver, had introduced himself as a Hindu to the girl, whose father owned a nursery in Hasanpur area in Amroha district. Afzal often used to go to the nursery to buy plants and had met the girl there.

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