MP: Christian event to ‘convert’ tribals stopped

CSP P S Ranawat said that no evidence about the ‘conversions’, forced or otherwise, was found in the initial probe by the police.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Published: December 13, 2014 2:40 am
All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen members protest against mass conversion in Lucknow, Friday. All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen members protest against mass conversion in Lucknow, Friday.

A Pentecostal convention in Ratlam came to an abrupt end Friday after a group of right-wing activists brought the administration and police to the venue after accusing the organisers of converting tribals by offering money and other allurements.

Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM) activists alleged that illiterate tribals from Bajna and Sailana were brought to a venue on Power House Road in Ratlam town with a promise to cure their ailments and promised jobs and money.

Called Changai Sabha’, the meet was organised by the local body and addressed by preachers from Kerala and Bhopal. The HJM said the organisers had arranged for food and accommodation of the tribals and told the potential converts that only Christianity can ensure salvation, not their old religion.

CSP P S Ranawat told The Indian Express that no evidence about the alleged conversions, forced or otherwise, was found in the initial probe by the police. He said the police had spoken to a few tribals but none confirmed the allegation. He said the police could not take statements of the organisers because there was tension in the air.

After the police assured them of action, the Manch said its activists would wait till Saturday for a case to be registered against the organisers or decide the next course of action after the deadline was over.

Ranawat said between 100 and 150 tribals participated in the convention addressed by five preachers. When told about the deadline given by the HJM, the CSP chose not to speak about it.

Police announces reward for accused in Agra conversion row
LUCKNOW: Agra police on Friday got a non-bailable warrant issued and also announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for the arrest of Kishori Lal Balmiki, who is accused of allegedly “converting” Muslims by allurement and cheating in Agra. A local court issued the non-bailable warrant against Balmiki on the application of the investigating officer in the case, IG Law and Order A Satish Ganesh told reporters here. He, however, said there was still no information on the background of Balmiki. An FIR was lodged against him Wednesday on the complaint of Ismail Khan, one of the Muslims who was allegedly converted at a religious “homecoming” ceremony in Agra.
Replying to a question, Ganesh said no family had migrated from the slum where they live in Agra. He said the families are scared but the district administration and police have been providing assistance to them.

Try and convert me if you can: Akhilesh dares BJP
Kanpur: Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Friday alleged that the BJP was “misguiding” people in the name of religious conversions and challenged the saffron party to “try and convert” him. “People gave BJP most seats in the recent Lok Sabha polls. But the party is fooling the same people on the name of religious conversion,” the chief minister said. He threw a challenge before the BJP, saying it should “try to convert him to another religion”.

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    balaji
    Dec 21, 2014 at 10:49 am
    Christian missionaries and tribal people in india always had a history of hatred towards each other from colonial period in all places were the tribals refused to convert to Christianity.There were naidkha tribal movement, munda tribal movement bhil tribal movement and santhal movement ect, in which millions of indigenous people were killed by British forces actively supported by missionaries.Missionaries actively encouraged the British to declare these tribal people as "criminal tribes" .When the Missionaries found that no sane HINDU would believe in the human sacrifice done by the jews ,the cannibalistic practice of eating holy flesh and blood,and the theory of out of the wedlock origin of godhood,they turned their attention to the illiterate tribal."criminal tribes" were denominated as the indigenous people of india oppressed by the higher caste hindus and the missionaries became their saviors .They were called non-hindus by missionaries and whenever these "non -hindus resist conversion it is presented in national and international media as hindu fanaticism
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      balaji
      Dec 21, 2014 at 10:48 am
      Hindus should follow the path shown by Christian missionaries in converting others rather than organising m conversions once in every year. They should go to the tribal areas and organise prayer sessions after the completion of which the lame r.s.s men should start walking and the dumb should start singing the praises of god.I have seen the effectiveness with which the Christian missionaries are using such methods. Although some illiterate tribals may die because they attend the prayer session instead of going to hospital those having minor diseases almost get miraculously cured and converted to Christianity.I am prescribing this to the Hindus becausethis is the cheapest method which can save lakhs of rupees they are spending the non-Hindus to convert.
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        balaji
        Dec 21, 2014 at 10:48 am
        The Hinduism was the second most tolerant religion after Buddhism during medieval period. European travellers have attested to the fact that Christian missionaries used to make indecent comments on hindu gods in front of the most sacred temples like Puri and Mathura but the hindus never tried to physically ault them nor did they did anything harmful to them (during the medieval period). But the British made an attempt to civilise the hindus by force ,tried to make them believe in the efficacy of human sacrifice done by the jews in the first centuary A.D. in wipig away the sins of mankind and in the great theory of out of the wedlock origin of godhood. During the colonial period there were great famines in india(certainly because the Hindus were worshippers of Satan).The last one was in1943 in which 10 million Bengali Satan worshippers died. But after the independence of India in 1947 God failed in all his efforts to create famine among the Satan - worshippers. During the famine period the merciful missionaries could save many hindu souls from eternal fire by offering Hindus food for converting to Christianity. But god has now denied that opportunity to them . Christian missionaries should pray to their god that the new Indian government signs the WTO agreement so that the food ration system in india could be scuttled and famines start to occur in INDIA again .God is so merciful that he never ignores the heart-felt prayers of the true believers of one and only true son of the one and only true god.
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          Bharat
          Dec 23, 2014 at 9:27 pm
          Akhilesh, are you converted? why are you asking for a re-conversion?...Is it true then that your father is a Mullah Mulayam?.....Most people say that if you are given a few seats you can also be or have converted for them...
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          1. Veer Bhallal
            Dec 21, 2014 at 8:01 am
            why secular cro/oks are keeping mum
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