Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (MS)
Udupi, September 28: “Forced religious conversions do not take place in any of the prayer centers belonging to the Christian community. In case such a thing happened, did the police department allow right-wing groups to carry out raids directly? If the police department has not given any authorization, then why not suo moto suo moto against such groups? Asked Prashant Jathanna, president of the Udupi District Indian Christian Rights Federation.
Jathanna was speaking at the press conference held at the town press club. He added: “Recently, in Karnataka, accusations of religious conversion are frequently heard. It is reprehensible that without any proof this kind of false rumors are created and that society is poisoned. The Christian community is always against forced conversion or the incitement to conversion.
“The Christian community has established educational institutions in the country with the intention of creating good citizens in society. Millions of Indians received an education in Christian educational institutions. No institution has said that we will provide you with an education if you convert to Christianity.
“Recently, at the Karkala prayer center, no such incident has taken place as planned. Anyone can go to the prayer center of any religion for peace of mind.
“It is really unfortunate that some organizations recently raided a prayer center in Karkala and said they did so in cooperation with the police service and that the police service had taken no action against it. towards them.
“If these organizations have genuine feelings for the oppressed, then they should first stop treating them as untouchables. The government must take the appropriate measures and prevent such events in the future. The recent incident in Karkala should be investigated, ”he said.
Dr Neri Cornelio, President of IFKCA, Lewis Lobo, Honorary President of IFKCA, Robert Menezes Karkala, Peter Danti, Secretary of the Indian Christian Federation, Gladson Karkada, organizer of the Indian Christian Federation and Thomas Suarez, administrator, SMOS Cathedral Brahmavar were present.