In a recent, attempt to convert hundreds of people to Christianity in a hotel in Bharatpur, Rajasthan on Sunday (11th February, 2024) has come to the fore.
Hindu organisations protested and on this, some people were taken into custody and interrogated. ‘The people linked with Christian missionaries have Rs 500-500 to the women’, alleged by Hindu organisations. These people were also offering to deposit Rs 40-50 thousand in the bank accounts of those converting to Christianity
‘Hundreds of people gathered for a prayer meeting on Sunday at a hotel along the highway in Bharatpur’, according to media reports. Hindu organisations also went to the hotel when they learned about this.
Following this, the two sides clashed. The police reached the spot apprehended some persons linked to Christian missionaries and took control of the situation. Subsequently, Hindu organisations filed a complaint with the Atal Dam police station.
‘The Bharatpur CO has stated that many people are being probed. Action will be taken if found guilty, as per Rajasthan Patrika’s report. ‘No one has been arrested yet, but 20 persons have been taken into custody’, according to a Rajasthan Tak report.
The police also said that all of the details of the matter will be disclosed soon once the investigation concludes. ‘Vishwa Hindu Parishad District President Lakhan Singh stated that when they arrived, a Christian Changai Sabha was in progress’ according to Dainik Bhaskar.
People linked with Christian missionaries were making downgraded comments about Hindu Gods and Goddesses and claiming that Jesus Christ alone offers the solution to all problems. They claimed that worshiping Christianity would solve all of their problems.
Singh stated that when Hindu activists protested this, many present at the meeting tried to assault him. Lakhan Singh further stated that women received Rs 500 for attending the event.
The missionary workers also promised help for family issues such as getting their children married etc. Various reports have made varying statements about the number of attendees at the gathering. ‘Around 300-500 people attended the Christian missionary’s conversion event’, according to the media reports.