Indian Supreme Court succumbs to Missionary Mafia

published on January 25, 2011

NEW DELHI: Succumbing to the pressure of Missionary Mafia in power corridors Supreme Court today removed it’s observations on Conversion by force.

The new sentence, replacing one paragraph, said, “However, more than 12 years have elapsed since the act was committed, we are of the opinion that the life sentence awarded by the High Court need not be enhanced in view of the factual position discussed in the earlier paras.”

The original para in this context had read: “In the case on hand, though Graham Staines and his two minor sons were burnt to death while they were sleeping inside a station wagon at Manoharpur, the intention was to teach a lesson to Graham Staines about his religious activities, namely, converting poor tribals to Christianity.”

The other replaced para read, “There is no justification for interfering in someone’s religious belief by any means.”

The original paragraph in this context had read, “It is undisputed that there is no justification for interfering in someone’s belief by way of use of force, provocation, conversion, incitement or upon a flawed premise that one religion is better than the other.”

The court’s rare action of expunging its own remarks, which it called a clarification, came in the wake of criticism  by Christian organisations against reference to conversion.

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