A Muslim man (Shahzad Rana) in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli, converted to Hinduism along with his family! He claimed that the Hindu God Lord Ram, had been appearing in his dreams, asking him to adopt Hinduism.
According to the report, Shazad changed his name to Sanju Rana, after conversion, and also went to the district magistrate to make the procedure official.
Lord Ram appeared in my dreams, asked me to be Hindu
“For the past 15-20 days, Lord Ram has been appearing in my dreams, asking me to come back (to Hinduism). We were Hindus earlier; invaders had come to our lands centuries ago and forced my ancestors to convert to Islam. I am just returning to my roots,” Rana told ANI.
He clarified that he is under no pressure from any person or group for the conversion and that his family is also happy with the conversion.
Rana recieved threats to his life
Rana said that after seeing Lord Ram in his dreams, he was nervous about his community’s reaction to his decision. The situation was worse than he feared initially, as, after his conversion, he claims to have received threats to his life from a number of people from his neighbourhood, including his uncle, who did not wanted him to convert.
Rana approached a police station for protection. “I saved my life and fled to the police station this morning. I just want to protect my children,” he said.
Sanju says that his ancestors were Hindus but, later, some people had made Muslims.
Today he has again converted his religion from Muslim to Hinduism. Sanju said that he considered Lord Shri Ram as his favoured deity. From today, he will live according to the customs of Hinduism. Sanju also worshipped Lord Shiva in the Collectorate and worshipped Lord Shiva and Shri Ram.
Meanwhile, Superintendent of Police Dinesh Kumar, as quoted by ANI, said, “We haven’t received any concrete evidence regarding the threat to his life. The conversion is his (Rana’s) personal matter. Constitutional proceedings will be undertaken in this matter. Also, we haven’t found any evidence that Rana has been forced to convert by any religious group.”
Earlier in October, a Muslim man embraced Hinduism along with 12 of his family members in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh. Police’s inaction in investigating the ‘murder’ case of his son and terming the ‘unnatural death’ as suicide forced him and his family take the extreme step.
Reference- Internet,, ndtv.com, indianexpress.com
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