The Bajrang Dal has denied involvement in a controversial March 19 incident where two nuns and two students were forced alight from a train in Jhansi over an alleged forced conversion complaint and questioned by railway police.
According to reports, Bajrang Dal activists and police questioned the nuns, who are members of the Sacred Heart congregation under the Kerala-based Syro-Malabar Church.
The alleged Hindu radicals accused the nuns of taking the two women for forcible conversion.
Railway police later said the complaint against the nuns was found to be without basis, and the women were allowed to board another train to their destination in Odisha.
The Bajrang Dal statement came March 24 hours after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan alleged in a letter to federal Home Minister Amit Shah that the four nuns were “harassed” by Bajrang Dal members during their train journey.
“Bajrang Dal has nothing to do with this incident. Due to the anti-Hindu mindset the Church lobby sees Bajrang Dal in every incident,” said Bajrang Dal national convener Sohan Singh.
“It is the church lobby that is behind this. If you look at the FIR or the complaint, there is no mention of Bajrang Dal. It is an eight-day-old case but soon after we got to know about it, we en-quired from our Jhansi team and they denied any involvement,” he added.