Assam: Complaint against alleged attempt to convert Hindus to Christianity | Latest India News
Bijoy Nath, member of Hindu Rakkha Bahini, said Goala and Bagdi were Hindus, but then converted to Christianity and are now trying to convert more Hindus to Christianity.
Biswa Kalyan Purkayastha
Two Christian women were arrested and then released in Silchar, Assam on Sunday after a Hindu group filed a lawsuit against them for allegedly trying to convert Hindus to Christianity.
Ananda Medhi, head of the Tarapur police station in Silchar, said local residents Nitu Goala and Shirsha Bagdi had been “temporarily detained” and then allowed to return home. Police said the investigation into the case will continue in accordance with Hindu Rakkhi Bahini’s complaint.
The two were arrested when a mob surrounded them for broadcasting Bible messages on an amplifier and handing out leaflets with Bible content allegedly urging people to follow Christianity.
Bijoy Nath, a member of Hindu Rakkha Bahini, said that Goala and Bagdi were Hindus but later converted to Christianity. “Now they are trying to convert more Hindus to Christians. They said that Hindus don’t have to do puja; their God and their faith are superior. It hurt Hindu feelings and it cannot be tolerated in a Hindu region. “
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Another Hindu member of Rakkhi Bahini claimed that the two offered money to convert poor Hindus. “They offered money to Hindus and asked them to follow Christianity because their faith is superior. The leaflets they distributed also said that people can get peace of mind if they convert to Christianity to reach God, ”he said, on condition of anonymity.
Police Commissioner Ramandip Kaur claimed the two had not been arrested. “There was a chaotic situation … and a complaint was filed against (the) two … Our officers went there and took them to the police station.” They were neither detained nor rescued. We are investigating the matter and the situation is under control.