More than 800 Valmikis ‘convert’ to Islam in UP’s Rampur

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    RAMPUR: More than 800 Valmikis, fighting civic authorities to save their houses from demolition in Rampur, "converted" to Islam on Tuesday.Coming good on a threat they had issued a week ago when they said they have no option but to change their faith, they chose Ambedkar's 124th birth anniversary to embrace Islam.
    Panic had gripped the Valmiki families here after civic authorities allegedly painted red marks on their houses a few days ago. According to them, demolition of their houses would pave the way for building a shopping mall which is said to have the backing of UP minister and Rampur strongman Azam Khan.

    Rampur district magistrate Chandra Prakash Tripathi refused to comment on the "conversion". Azam Khan's media in charge Fasahat Ali Khan told TOI, "Those converting to Islam should clearly understand that this is not going to help them in any manner. Encroachment of public land in any form by any community is totally unacceptable. In Rampur, the majority of those evicted from government lands are Muslims."
    There was high drama for most of the day as the Valmiki families went ahead with their self-announced conversion amid heavy police deployment in the area. Though a cleric from Amroha, who was set to assist in their conversion, didn't turn up, the Valmikis sported skull caps and declared that they were henceforth to be considered Muslim.

    No special ritual, ceremony, or even presence of a religious leader is required for conversion to Islam. All one needs to have to convert is 'niyat' (true belief in Islam), recite the 'qalma' and have faith that Mohammed was the last prophet of God. Even circumcision, after a certain age, is not necessary.
    Bhim Anarya, a resident of Valmiki Basti, who also embraced Islam along with the others, said, "A municipal employee had come to our locality a few days ago and asked us to vacate our houses. When we expressed our inability to do so, he advised us to convert to Islam in order to save our houses from being brought down. For us, it made sense because a few settlements belonging to the minority community in our vicinity have been spared the demolition."

    Another resident, Avinash Tapan, said, "Though the additional district magistrate (city) visited our locality earlier and assured that nothing would happen to our houses, we can't believe them. We need a written assurance. We have decided to become Muslims, come what may."

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    warriorextreme Senior Member Senior Member

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    One of the stupidest argument to convert to other faith. Anyways they have the right to choose their faith.
     
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    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    Where are pressitutes, International NGOs, AAP, BJP, RSS, Leftist, Libtards, commies?
     
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    My best wishes, so long as their houses are saved anyway.
     
  6. sasi

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    Party with 73 Seats in UP, 282 in LS cant stop conversion.

    See the diff: bjp keep mum on it!

    Will sickular parties keep mum,if this happens to minorties?

    I respect sickular parties,they're loyal to their vote bank.

    Ps- issueing a press statement,that hard for bjp?
     
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    Sanghi, Sanghi! Ghar wapsi gone horribly wrong.:rofl:
     
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    Will see who will have last laugh when the time comes.
     
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    BJP leaders including Yogi Adityanath and Sadhvi were down there and working with Valmikis, VHP is there too and no-one converted.

    In fact the local SP unit and the state leaders were forced into condemning Azam Khan's land grab.

    See this timeline for details sasiji

    https://twitter.com/mukulagarwal66
     
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    yes,i later get news.
     
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    Now this Azam Khan has started new drama!

     
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