By Muslim Mirror
After allegedly receiving threatening phone calls, a priest from the Agastya Muni Ashram in Bareilly, who has performed over 64 interfaith marriages, has sought security.
Pandit K.K. Shankhar, a priest, sought security from Bareilly Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Akhilesh Chaurasia.
In the last six years, he claimed to have officiated 64 marriages between Muslim women and Hindu men, including 20 just this year.
Shankdhar asserted that he was recently threatened and stopped by some youth close at a shrine but he was able to flee.
The priest alleged that he has been getting calls from unknown numbers with threats to have him beheaded.
“I’m worried about being attacked at any time, so I need police protection,” he said.
According to Shankdhar, he is a target because he “performs rituals for non-Hindu women marrying Hindu men and helps them convert their religion before marriage.”
“I have referred Shankdhar’s application to the circle officer of the local intelligence unit and requested that they provide a report on it,” the SSP said. He stated that the report would be used to determine whether or not to provide security for the priest.