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RSS-backed meet has Christians worried

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  1. Osiris

    Osiris Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    As devotees start thronging to tribal-dominated Mandla district ahead of the ‘Maa Narmada Samajik Kumbh,’ a three-day gathering organised by the BJP government, the Christian community has expressed fears that its members will be targeted to reconvert to Hinduism.


    The meet, which is backed by the RSS, will begin on the banks of the Narmada on February 10.



    The minority community submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister on Tuesday seeking security during the meet, and has already moved the Madhya Pradesh High Court for seeking a direction to this effect.


    Alleging that a hate campaign has been unleashed against the community, its leaders shared with the media some of the pamphlets that are being distributed among the tribal population in Mandla and nearby districts.



    Several Christians have been made to sign a declaration saying that they were reconverting to Hinduism along with their family members out of will and without succumbing to any pressure, alleged Fr Anand Muttungal, the convener of Madhya Pradesh Isai Mahasangh.

    Sources in the Sangh admitted that a ‘Ghar Vapasi’ (reconversion) programme was on to bring back the converts to Hindu fold but denied that that was the sole reason for hosting the massive function.



    Secretary of the Kumbh’s organising committee Rajendra Prasad denied the allegations of proposed reconversion, saying the event meant to empower the majority community against terrorism, separatism and conversion.


    However, the hoardings put up at the venue have Mahatma Gandhi, B R Ambedkar and Lokmanya Tilak speaking against conversion.

    RSS-backed meet has Christians worried
     
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  2. Osiris

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    MP Christians demand ban on objectionable literature in Mandla

    Bhopal, Feb 8 (PTI) A Christian organisation here todaydemanded stopping distribution of pamphlets portraying thecommunity in poor light in Mandla where a three-day HinduSamajik Kumbh will begin on February 10.

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    "We fear that the distribution of pamphlets may triggeroff another Kandhamal like situation in the tribal-dominatedMandla," Madhya Pradesh Isai Mahasangh convenor, Father AnandMuttungal, told reporters here.


    He also objected to the distribution of declarationforms ahead of the Kumbh among the tribals with the intentionto convert them to Hinduism which he said was against MadhyaPradesh Freedom of Religion Act.

    "We welcome the Kumbh but want that anti-Christianliterature including that against Mother Teresa should bebanned and seized to ensure that no tension is caused amongthe two communities," he said.

    Muttungal said that they wanted to put up a medicalhealth services camp at the Khumb adding the Christians haveorganised such camps in Hindu gatherings in the past inMadhya Pradesh.

    In the prelude to the Kumbh, Muttungal said thatdeclaration forms were being distributed among the tribals toconvert them to Hinduism.



    MP Christians demand ban on objectionable literature in Mandla - Oneindia News
     
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  3. Coltsfan

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    Any meeting that is backed by an organization implicated in terrorists attacks should have people worried.
     
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    Narmada Kumbh Preparations on at Mandla

    The objectives of this social kumbh is to strengthen and consolidate the faith of people in their dharma; to cultivate a strong feeling of nationalism and patriotism and to facilitate social harmony coupled with development. Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh though boasts of a rich cultural and historical heritage dating back to the period of the Puranas, today lacks in development.

    People had so much faith in RSS that they even did not bother to discuss about the allegations leveled against us by the politicians and media. On the contrary, some of the prominent Congressmen confessed that they had to criticize RSS because of their political compulsions. But they have high regards for RSS in their hearts and believe that RSS is patriotic organisation to the core.

    PREPARATIONS for Narmada Samajik Kumbh (Social Congregation) are going on war footing at Mandla in Madhya Pradesh. The biggest Kumbh is being held from February 10 to 12, 2011 in which over 30 lakh people from MP, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Orissa, Bengal, Assam and N-E states, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, J & K, Himachal Pradesh, UP, Uttarakhand, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are expected to participate during the three-day event. Fifty nagars (temporary bamboo shades and barracks) are being constructed on a plateau measuring 3500 acres at Maharajpur near Mandla. It is situated on the banks of the river Narmada and bathing ghats are being built at various points for the visiting devotees. The 50 nagars are grouped into six Mahanagars named after great sons of Mother Bharat, viz. Shankarshah-Raghunathshah, Goddess Bamleswari, Chhatrapati Shivaji, Maharana Pratap, Chhatrasal, and Mahishmati (old name of Mandla). Each nagar is also named after great sons and daughters of Mother Bharat. The entire premise is named after Rani Durgavati, the valiant queen of Mandla who fought with the mighty forces of Mughal Emperor Akbar and defeated them.

    Ma Narmada Samajik Kumbh is the second such congregation in this new tradition of Social Kumbh. The first was organised at Dangs district in Gujarat in 2006 where over eight lakh people had participated. The seeds for this Narmada Kumbh were sown in 2006 itself when the Shankaracharya of Jyotishpeeth Swami Vasudevananda Saraswati stressed on continuing this tradition of Social Kumbh to create awareness regarding the dangers of conversion, Naxalism and violence and alienation of Janjati people from the mainstream. Shri Mohan Bhagwat, who was then General Secretary of RSS, had also echoed similar views to accelerate the dhammachakra tradition initiated by Lord Buddha. The Shankaracharya had suggested taking forward this tradition of social kumbh from west to east as the religious kumbh moves from South to North. It is in deference to his suggestion this second social kumbh is being organised at Mandla.

    The objectives of this social kumbh is to strengthen and consolidate the faith of people in their dharma; to cultivate a strong feeling of nationalism and patriotism and to facilitate social harmony coupled with development. Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh though boasts of a rich cultural and historical heritage dating back to the period of the Puranas, today lacks in development. Besides it is inhabited by the janjati (forest-dwellers) people belonging to Gond, Baiga, Ponwar, Bhil etc. These people are far away from the fruits of modern development and live in remote areas. Their inaccessibility and backwardness have become the canon fodder for the elements who are bent upon breaking the social fabric of Bharatiya society by injecting the ideology of violence in the name of Maoism. The Christian missionaries are serving these people with an avowed aim of bringing them under the Empire of Father in Heaven by converting them to Christianity by resorting to all means. The neglect of these areas by the government and administration has further simplified the cause of these missionaries and Maoists who often work hand in glove in such areas to achieve their common goal. This was amply made clear by the violent incidents in Kandhmal district of Orissa and the killing of Swami Laxmanananda in the recent past.

    Organisational Network: People from different states and mostly janjati-dominated area are expected to participate in the Kumbh. Arrangements for their boarding, lodging, and drinking water supply, entertainment, health, etc are being made under the supervision of Sri Digvijay Singh of Jabalpur. A national level Ma Narmada Samajik Kumbh Ayojan Samiti is formed under the leadership of Shri Bhagwan Singh Rol Sahabsar, who is president of Akhil Bharatiya Kshatriya Yuvak Sangh, Jaipur. Besides, former Governor of Himachal Pradesh and former Rajasthan High Court Justice Vishnu Sadashiv Kokge, Shri Pravin Bhai Maniyar, (Rajkot, Gujarat), Shri Jagadeoram Uraon, (Jashpur, C’garh), Dr Bhushan Jangde, (Raipur), Sri Prem Singh Marko, (Dindori, MP), Shri Shrikrishna Maheswari (Satna, MP), Srimati Sampatiya Uike, (Mandla, MP), and Padmashri Shrimati Tulsi Munda, (Orissa) are the vice-presidents of the Samiti while senior social activist Rajendra Prasad is the Secertary of this Samiti.

    Unprecedented Response: The response evoked by the Narmada Samijik Kumbh Sandesh Yatra in the entire Mahakoshal and Chhattisgarh was unprecedented, Prasad said adding that during the yatra 40 lakh pictures of Ma Narmada, 25 lakh lockets and 18 lakh stickers were distributed amongst the people. He said that instantaneous response of the people was surprising and everywhere there appeared a strong wave in support of the kumbh.

    RSS campaign: The Mahakoshal unit of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) undertook a fortnight-long mass contact campaign to dispel the misgivings about Sangh and generate a strong public opinion in its favour. During the 15-day long drive, 28,000 RSS volunteers contacted eight lakh families in all the 19 districts of Mahakoshal region of Madhya Pradesh. They distributed a leaflet explaining the RSS stand on issues like terrorism, J & K and Ayodhya in reference to the recent diatribe launched against us by certain section of media and the Congress party. Besides, this opportunity was used to collect food grains from the citizens for the kumbh.

    Sharing the experiences of this campaign with this correspondent Mahakoshal Prant Pracharak of RSS Shri Rajkumar Matale said that they were overwhelmed by the spontaneous response of the people from all walks of life. Especially, the response of those living in shanties was spectacular and noteworthy. People had so much faith in RSS that they even did not bother to discuss about the allegations leveled against us by the politicians and media. On the contrary, some of the prominent Congressmen confessed that they had to criticise RSS because of their political compulsions. But they have high regards for RSS in their hearts and believe that RSS was patriotic organisation to the core.

    The programme was attended by prominent religious personalities of Jabalpur such as Mahamandaleshwar Swami Dr Shyamdas, Mahamandaleswar Swami Akhileswaranand Giri, Swami Pagalanand, Swami Mukunddas, Swami Gyaneswari Didi, RSS Vibhag Sanghchalak Shri Kailash Gupta, Mahanagar Sanghchalak Advocate Prashant Singh, and others were prominently present on this occasion.

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  5. rcscwc

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    Haha. They are not worried on account of law and order. Not at all. Their worry is that xians will go back to their mother religion. Re-conversion, as they call it, is their worry. Why can't Hindu orgs work to bring non Hindus back to the fold??


    Ha. The Freedom Religion Act is the one which has been attacked by xians all along. Now they talk of this very law?

    I had heard a proverb: Bhoot ke munh se Ram Ram.


    As for a ban on objectionable material, I too support this demand. Ban Hussain's paintings, ban Satya Darshini, ban bible which supports inquisition and justified the burning of Bruno.
     
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    RSS is not implicated in any of the terror attacks.

    Some people dont have any thing better to do then bash a 'nationalist' and 'patriotic' org.

    Shame on us that we treat our patriots in such a manner..

    Such a nice example we are setting for our younger generations.They will surely be more 'secular', westernized, america obsessed people..
     
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    Amen to that! Hopefully that will stop radicalization of India.
     
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    when mugals are in rule hindu's are in problem
    when british are in rule again hindu's are in problem
    but now hindu's are in rule cristian's are showing that they are in problem which is not true
    1 or 2 accident happen in every country it dosent mean that hole community is facing problem
     
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    Whata silly and senseless post.
     
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    Forcible "reconversion" is hardly considered as "bringing them back to the fold". These people converted out of their own desire. RSS is nothing more than a bunch of terrorists if they have to resort to violence to meet their ends.
     
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    I would like to tell you the same thing about Christian organizations here in NE. The riots that happen here, recently in Meghalaya. In Arunachal, our people are being forced to convert to Christianity. The foreign missions are luring people to "convert on their own will" by demonizing mainstream Hindu and Buddhist texts, customs and offering monetary and other incentives. Those who don't accept still are dealt with force.

    You might not accept this but this is the truth. Mind you, its a problem for us Buddhists for a very long time. Accept it or deny it, I leave it to you.

    RSS organizes no monetary incentives or demonization pamphlets against Christianity. But what do Christian missionaries do against us Buddhists? Do you know about this?

    I was also a once blind-hater of RSS until I decided to see what they are like really.
     
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    That is exactly what it is, a terrorist organization.
     
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    To those who want to live in denial of the crimes of the so-called "oppressed minorities".
     
  14. WARrior

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    yaar tumhe idea hi kya hai ?

    tell me did u ever dreamt in ur wildest dream that hindus can be part of terrorist activities like that in samjhauta express, malegaon blast and ajmer sharif blas ???

    do u really think such blasts can be done by some ponga pandit organizations?

    its a part of much larger network and my perception is that whole of rightwing is involved in this movement.

    My only concern is we as indians shud not feed such ideologies.

    this might lead to civil war and hence india as a nation will suffer to such an extent that u simply cant imagine.:cry:
     
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    i agree......

    we understand that its not a utopian society but we also understand that indian condition is better or equal if not worse than any other nation of similar stature..maybe china, pakistan, iran, etc etc....
     
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