Nine held for‘convertingpeople toChristianity’

  • | Saturday | 2nd December, 2023

Varanasi: The Sonbhadra police arrested nine persons at Patwadh village in Chopan police station area on Thursday evening for their involvement in converting people into Christianity. A large number of books and propaganda materials related to the religion was recovered from them.According to reports, the culprits persons used to persuade people to convert to accept Christianity by organizing healing meetings, taking advantage of their financial status on various occasions, distributing money, goods and other necessary materials.The arrested persons have been identified as Jay Prabhu of Tamil Nadu, Chekka Emanuel of Andhra Pradesh, Ajay Kumar, Rajendra Kol, Chhotu alias Ranjan, Parmanand, Sohan alias Ranjeet, Premnath Prajapati and Ram Pratap, all natives of Sonbhadra district.Sonbhadra ASP (headquarters) Kaloo Singh told TOI that the nine have been booked under section 3/5 (1) of Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance. We also published the following articles recentlyTikTok CEO personally involved to address antisemitism concernsTikToks CEO Shou Chew is personally addressing concerns about the platforms role in fueling anti-Israel and antisemitic rhetoric. Chew has met with Jewish leaders and organizations, including the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League. He has also participated in a conference call with Jewish tech and business leaders. TikTok has faced criticism for disseminating misinformation and hate speech, especially since the Israel-Hamas war. The platform has recruited additional moderators proficient in Arabic and Hebrew and has collaborated with Jewish and Muslim organizations to identify instances of antisemitism and Islamophobia. TikTok has removed millions of videos violating content rules, including those promoting shocking and graphic content and engaging in harassment, bullying, hate speech, and hateful behavior.Telangana Assembly elections: Polling materials distributed in Nizamabad Urban constituencyAs the countdown to the Telangana Assembly elections begins, polling paraphernalia is distributed to officials in the Nizamabad Urban Assembly constituency. The constituency has 289 polling stations in 29 sectors, which are located in urban premises and have magisterial powers. In the Hanumakonda district, 2,500 polling personnel have reported for duty. Home voting is available for citizens aged over 80 years and persons with disabilities. The state is expected to witness a three-cornered contest between the ruling BRS, the Congress, and a resurgent BJP.

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