Sunday, 9 April 2017

VHP averts Conversion showcase event in Bangalore!

Conversion of over 10,000 people by Christian missionaries averted in Bangalore!

Source-Postcard Team Postcard | 2017-04-08T20:30:05+05:30

It is very well known fact that many of the foreign NGO’s are involved in rapid conversion programs in India and many developing countries. The Christian missionaries in the name of service to the poor and deprived are involving themselves in conversion.

Schambach Organisation is run by Patricia King and Donna Schambach from USA and is involved in large scale conversion of people and missionary work. This organisation travels to different places every month and promises to cure people’s disease and convert them to Christianity. This organization is targeting poor people in slums and rural areas. They are promised jobs, money and livelihood and are converted in the name of Jesus.

The same group had planned an event in Bangalore on 9th April called “Power and Reality of the Kingdom” in which over 10,000 people were to be converted to Christianity. The posters of this went viral on facebook which alerted many organisations in Bangalore.

The Virat Hindustan Sangam of Dr Subramanian Swamy and VHP who inquired about the event came to know it was a massive conversion event which was supported by the Congress government in Karnataka.

The members of the VHS and VHP immediately filed a complaint in the Foreign Regional Registration Office (VISA office) against the organisation and Patrika King and Donna Schambach, requesting immediate cancellation of their Visa.

The registration officer who took a note of this, cancelled the VISA of Patricia King and Donna Schambach who had claimed that they were visiting India on Business reasons.

Following this development, some paid media started blaming the VHS and VHP for getting the event cancelled and called them fringe elements. But looks like these media and journos have no knowledge about the law.

According to the Indian Visa norms, no person on a tourist or business visa can conduct any religious events, missionary work or involve in conversion. If the are found to have lied on Visa papers, they can land in jail for years and govt has every right to arrest them.

So basically, Patricia King and Donna Schambach lied on their Visa papers that they were on a business trip and had planned a massive event for conversion.
Take a look at their previous conversion events!

VHP man complains against US evangelists
TNN | Apr 8, 2017, 05.23 AM IST
VHP man complains against US evangelists

Now, Christian Prayer Meet Called Off in Bengaluru Over 'Conversion' Allegations

Bengaluru: A Christian prayer meeting was cancelled in the country's IT capital Bengaluru on Saturday after complaints were lodged that this could facilitate forced conversions in the city which was to host two American preachers for this event.

The cancellation came just about 12 hours before the prayer meeting was to be held. Nearly 1,000 people were expected to attend the meetings spread over Saturday and Sunday. It was cancelled in the wake of protests lodged by Hindutva groups like the Bajrang Dal. A similar prayer meeting was cancelled in Maharajganj district of Uttar Pradesh, after the Hindu Yuva Vahini, founded by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, alleged forced conversions (allegations that were later proven wrong) in the meeting that saw barely 150 people participating.

In Bengaluru, the first complaint was filed on Friday afternoon by one Girish Bhardwaj, who wrote to the Foreigners' Regional Registration Office — a police wing that tracks foreigners visiting Karnataka — that two American evangelists were in India for “religious conversion”, in violation of their visa norms.

"The two foreigners had applied for Indian visa only to attend religious campaigns. Clearly, they are misleading the Indian Consulate," he alleged.
Later on Friday, Bajrang Dal convenor Keshav Nayak filed a police complaint that this programme was "aimed at converting innocent Hindus….Iit was being held daringly in public, where cash would be offered to the converts. As such, it hurts the religious sentiments of the Hindus." He asked that the organisers be arrested and suitable legal action be taken.

That the programme was hastily cancelled was evident when News18 spoke to one of the organisers. "We have always held retreats and services at this church. This event, too, was only for our church parishioners. We don't know why questions are being raised about permission. We are not converting anyone, only Christians are attending this," said a puzzled prayer coordinator.

Interestingly, the programme actually charged participants Rs 100 if they wanted to attend it — and the posters did not make any claims of giving anyone money or gifts.

Police officials did not want to be drawn into the controversy but merely said they did not ask anyone to cancel any event. "If there are allegations of visa violation, we will verify. But if there are no non-Christians attending it, where is the issue of conversion? That too an event inside the premises of their own auditorium of a local church," said a senior police officer.

The programme — themed Power and Reality of the Kingdom — was to be held in a church in east Bengaluru. Comments on social media by the two preachers who posted pictures of their visit to a place in interior Maharashtra — where over 8,000 people are said to have attended — were objected to by Hindutva activists.

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