(CHAKRA) — Why are so many religious conversions in India going unnoticed? The majority of the population there is quick to point out that “Hindu Fundamentalists have done….,” or that “The BJP, Hindu Nationalist Party is fanatical,” when such parties bring to attention the problem of forced conversions in the country. All citizens of India who are influenced by giant media sources such as NDTV and CNN-IBN easily point out the “Hindu fanatics,” but fail to see the growing existence of Christian missionaries throughout the so called secular country.
Christian missionaries come in huge numbers to India, most of who are from the Southern states of the United States. They enter the country with claims of humanitarian-secular acts to help with compassion, the disadvantaged, poverty-stricken population of India. However, when examined closely, out of their “compassionate acts” emerge thousands and thousands of new converted Christians. The disadvantaged populations of India are manipulated and taken advantage of by means of financial support and food as well as guidance towards Jesus through gradual force. They are given education and put into labelled secular schools with Christian names in which students are fed lines from the bible while they are fed a lunch they previously did not have the means for.
If this is not an act of complete manipulation than what is? Why is the Indian government allowing such organizations into the country in the first place, especially when their agenda is so clear? In addition, when a Hindu soul decides to do something about such conniving acts, why is it printed as a first page story on a national news media source titled something in the line of “Hindutva Group Hindering Freedom.”? As in other countries such as Pakistan or Bangladesh with Muslim majorities, who sustain and fight for their religion, why can’t Hindus do the same for their countries religion without getting criticism from fellow Hindus? How has a country’s majority, including the government become so blind to such appalling act’s that hinder and take advantage of religious freedom? No one should be forced into following a religion they do not wish to follow. Instead, in India, thousands and thousands are baptized in masses. There is literally a mass production of Christians in India, as if they are factory products that need to be re labelled as fast and as efficiently as possible. Victims are gathered in an area together where a baptizing procession takes place. They line up for the holy bath, quickly poured down on them, and that’s it. They must now follow the teachings of Jesus.
It is one thing to see such brutal acts but it is another to see it yet do nothing about it. I as an NRI Indian am truly ashamed to be a part of a country who participates in allowing such amoral acts. The solution to such a problem can only be devised if Hindus unite and form groups/organizations that fight against conversions in India and help to drive these people out. It starts first by voting for the party that will support Hindu rights—parties like the BJP. Such parties are not conservative right winged religion Hindu parties. Even though they have been titled as the Hindu Nationalist party, their views are very liberal and in line with the secular perspective. However, they strive to protect the rights of the majority of India because they see the risk and threat there is to this majority. People must act together and not be fooled by the headlines of mass media but rather question them and analyze them with true facts and personal experiences. Believe it or not, one’s own experience can help a lot in understanding such headlines. If you do not see or face what is claimed in anti-Hindu media, then there is a high chance that the facts are bogus. Experiences, one’s surroundings and knowledge are key to understand the injustices that the Indian government is currently taking part in, by allowing such missionary groups into India. The effects need to be examined and we need to be aware of the consequences for India as a country in the future.
By Viky Paul