In the absence of proper checks, religious conversions nexus of Christian missionaries is continuing unbated.
In yet another case, police has booked as many as 10 members of a Christian organisation for alleged religious conversions. Police has booked them for fraudulent conversions of children and other violations at Damoh district in Madhya Pradesh.
According to reports, the police registered the case following a complaint by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). The chairperson of NCPCR, Priyank Kanoongo, had inspected the premises of the Christian organisation. As per Priyank, the organisation had indulged in religious conversions.
Following the inspection, Kanoongo told the local media that the missionaries had trafficked a 17-year-old boy from tribal-dominated Dindori district to Damoh. They were training the boy to become a pastor at the facility. Kanoongo further alleged that organisation running the child care centre was not registered.
Police have registered a case under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act, as well as, Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.
Innocent tribals targeted for Religious conversions
“We have lodged an FIR against missionary mafia Ajay Lal for illegal religious conversion in Damoh. Ajay has been telling innocent tribals that they are Christians for a decade. After 1968, government permission is mandatory for religious conversions in Madhya Pradesh. In absence of such permission, cases can be registered,” tweeted child rights body’s chief requesting the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh to take action.
Meanwhile, after police registered a case, a delegation of Christians met the Superintendent of Police (SP) DR Teniver. In a memorandum, they claimed that police has deliberately included the name of theologian Dr Ajay Lall in the FIR. Police shoud remove his name as he has resigned from Mid India Christian Services last year, they added. The cops said they are probing the case.