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UP: 350 Hindus convert to Christianity

October 05, 2006 01:04 IST

About 350 Hindus of the district adopted Christianity at a conversion ceremony held in Baksha area in Jaunpur.

Official sources on Wednesday said the 350 Hindus belonged to Agraura, Sonwar, Saduddinpur, Dhaniamau, Uttarpatti and Rari villages of Baksha.

The conversion ceremony took place on Tuesday at Belhara village, where Father Rajendra Chauhan read out the gospel to them.

He also gave each of the neo-convertees a locket of Jesus Christ.

Meanwhile, Angad Singh -- the husband of Belhara gram pradhan Tulsa -- alleged the poor Hindus were forcibly converted by the Christian missionaries.

He has submitted a compliant at the Baksha police station against the missionaries involved in the ''forced" conversions.

However, an FIR is yet to be registered.

Since the last four years, Christian missionaries have been active in the block, encouraging poor villagers to adopt Christianity.


UNI


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Sub: 350 Hindus con...

A good piece of journalism that has exposed the nefarious activities of the 'jesuites' or christians evangelists. They always target poor illiterate hindus, on account ...


Posted by K.K.Sinha





Sub: Dont be stupid

Dont post stupid comments.Read the complete passagefirst.The complaint given to the police is by an individual.His views might be something else.It the complaint is seriously ...


Posted by Ben





Sub: disgusting

hello christian readers.. is this what jesus taught ? i pity. Ravi


Posted by Ravi Sastry





Sub: Time to ponder

It's a small number but the volume of such conversions is large and across india. Hindus cannot boost of their majority status for long, we ...


Posted by Ashish





Sub: Badly written article

Very bad journalism. There is no mention what group of people instigated this. This will very well not be main Christian groups but fringe sects. ...


Posted by perspective




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