BIG BREAKING NEWS – MIND OWN BUSINESS – STOP CONVERTING: Christians told in as many words [#IndiaPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 12/19

BIG BREAKING NEWS – MIND OWN BUSINESS – STOP CONVERTING: Christians told in as many words [#IndiaPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 12/19

Indian Christians have been told in as many words to mind their own business and stop converting people from other religions to their faith.

The message was conveyed at a pre-Christmas gathering in capital New Delhi on Dec. 16 by Indresh Kumar, a senior leader of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the mothership of pro-Hindu organizations including India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The gathering held at Nagaland House, a popular venue for Christmas gatherings, was billed by the RSS as an “outreach effort” with tribal people from the Christian-dominated northeastern state of Nagaland.

It was attended by some 300 people including federal minister R.K. Singh, RSS and BJP leaders and foreign diplomats from the US, Russia, Syria and Korea.

Indresh Kumar, who spoke in the native Hindi language, said the greatest message of Christmas was peace, brotherhood, love and tolerance.

“Respect all, follow your own [religion], there is no need of violence, no need of conversion.”
– Indresh Kumar

Indresh Kumar said if one respected all religions, then there was no need for conversion.

“If we follow this path, then we can avoid big problems.”
– Indresh Kumar

“Conversion causes differences. It causes hatred, it creates conflict … so if we want to make the world conflict-free, there is a need to respect all religions.”
– Indresh Kumar

The RSS leaders further emphasized that religious freedom is not the freedom to interfere in or criticize other people’s religion.

Indresh Kumar reiterated that there was “no bar” on following one’s own religion.

But when there is criticism of and interference in other people’s religion, conflicts are bound to happen.

The event was organized by the Bharatiya Christian Manch (Indian Christian Forum) floated by the RSS a couple of years ago purportedly to “deepen harmony and understanding” and “have wider relationships” with the minority community.

Indresh Kumar’s plain talk came within a day of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s clarion call to Hindus for propagation and protection of Hindu culture and values along with bringing back to the Hindu fold all those who had converted to other religions.

Mohan Bhagwat was speaking at the inaugural session of a three-day-long Hindu Ekta Mahakumbh on the theme of uniting all Hindus at Chitrakoot in the central state of Madhya Pradesh on Dec. 15.

“Keep making efforts to bring people who had left Hinduism and ensure that they can rejoin the Sanatan Dharma. The fear could not hold you back for long. We will have to ensure no one leaves the Hindu religion. Those who have left will be brought back to our family,”
– Mohan Bhagwat exhorting the participants

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