Yogi's Yuva Vahini alleges 'conversion' at church

Yogi's Yuva Vahini alleges 'conversion' at church

Yogi's Yuva Vahini alleges 'conversion' at church

Several workers of the Hindu Yuva Vahini, a saffron outfit founded by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, created ruckus during prayers at a church in Maharajganj district, alleging that the priests tried to “convert” people.

A police source said workers belonging to the saffron outfit raided the church on Friday during the prayers and “forced” the priests and other “foreign” participants to leave the spot.

The outfit members demanded the priest’s arrest on the grounds that he was trying to lure the local people into a particular religion. The church authorities, however, denied the allegations and said that there was no conversion.

The police said that they managed to persuade Vahini workers to leave the church after assuring them that the matter would be investigated. Adityanath formed the outfit in 2002. The outfit wields immense influence in Gorakhpur and nearby districts.