Bengaluru: Three persons, including a woman, have been booked under the Karnataka Protection to Freedom of Religious Ordinance, 2022, for allegedly trying to convert people to Christianity on the pretext of Christmas and New Year celebrations near a temple in JJ Nagar.
According to police, Nelson, a resident of J.J. Nagar locality in Bengaluru invited people of the locality for the Christmas and New Year celebrations and attempted conversion.
Nelson was aided by two women who came to his home as guests. One localite, Krishnamurthy lodged a complaint with the police alleging that the trio was attempting to convert people.
The police summoned the accused persons and later questioned them. The accused have told police that they have not attempted to convert them and they just spoke about Jesus Christ.
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The accused also maintained that they did not have anything to do with religious conversion. However, the complainant stated that it was a systematic conversion bid and the microphone was used to deliver speeches and convert people.
(With inputs from IANS)