Gunpoint Conversion by Christian Militia in North East ; Their slogan “Nagaland for Christ”

published on May 5, 2009

The northeast region of India , in Nagaland, has 40 different missionary groups, all quarreling and competing for converts to Christianity. But it also has 18 major Christian militant groups, which are extremely dangerous. The Nagaland militants get church money and then buy guns, such as AK47s and AK57s from Burma or Bangladesh . They will also go into villages and threaten people that they must pay a tax to them. Then they use the money to buy guns and weapons. The Indian Army is helping to stop such activities, but the secular press writes against the Army activities, making them appear to be villains working against the freedom of the people.


One of the tactics of these Christian militant groups is to travel throughout the area and kidnap people for ransom money. They patrol Arunachal towns to make them Christian. They tell the people that their lives are in danger if they do not build a church or pay a tax to them. These groups may also say that they are servants of the government, and, thus, collect a tax which they use for their own purpose. Of course, some people may say that these are not real Christians, so we should not take them seriously. Yet, if that is the case, then why don’t you try telling them that and see what happens? They may not be convinced of your point of view and may end up turning their guns toward you. “Nagaland for Christ” is one of the names they use, which is stamped on the notes that demand tax. Therefore, they are completely convinced that they are Christians and are doing the right thing for their religion.


What the militants do is that groups of 20 to 30 men will come from places like Nagaland and then travel through the forest into towns of Arunachal Pradesh. They take food and rest, and then demand that the people should become Christian and threaten them with guns. Due to fear, people then convert in “gunpoint conversions.” There are both Catholic and Baptist militant groups.



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