Almost 6,000 transformed into Islam in Kerala in 5 years: According to an intelligence report

Based on an intelligence report got by TOI, and submitted to the state authorities leader seven months ago, two 'recognized' religious conversion centers in Malappuram and Kozhikode converted as many as 5,793 individuals

Based on an intelligence report got by TOI, and submitted to the state authorities leader seven months ago, two 'recognized' religious conversion centers in Malappuram and Kozhikode converted as many as 5,793 individuals to Islam between 2011 and 2015. Conversions occurring in unrecognized centers in the state could be much higher, worry top government officials who, for obvious reasons, did not want to be named.

The report states that almost half of those that converted to Islam are women and that most of these women (76%) are below 35 years. Of those 4,719 were Hindus and 1,074 mostly Christian. Remaining the

The conversions occurred at Ponnani, two conventional spiritual associations in the state 'authorized' to convert people from other faiths to Islam.

The police report, prepared in connection with the conversion of Nimisha alias Fathima -currently missing along with 20 others in the state and suspected to have joined Islamic State -says a detailed inquiry is required to check whether these conversions were under duress, whether there were enticements included or were voluntary. "Inquests have to know whether this will change the communal harmony, internal security of the state and country. A thorough SSB (state specific branch) inquest in Kasaragod, Kannur, Alappuzha, Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad is recommended to unearth the details," the report, sent by then Kasaragod SP, A Srinivas, who probed the Nimisha case in November 2015, said.