Karnataka: 11 Missionaries Jailed for Blaspheming Hindu Deities.

published on April 1, 2012

A civil court in KGF, Karnataka has awarded a punishment of 3.5 years for two christian missionaries and one year each for 9 missionaries of Peter’s church, Bangalore for blaspheming Hindu Deities and disturbing the feelings of citizens. The group of missionaries are accused of having publicly stated that Hindu Gods Ram, Krishna, Tirupathi Venkataramana as not genuine Gods, and that Jesus is the only God. This created animosity between the two communities.  Court also observed that they were encouraging people to join Christianity by giving steel plates, clothes and food.

Rodrex (52) and SM Yesubabu(37) of Peter Church were given total 3.5 years of prisonment under IPC sections 153(B),  323 and 506. Other 9 missionaries were given 1 year imprisonment and fine of Rs 3000 each under IPC section 153(B).

The attempt of forcible conversions were reported from Kyasamballi Village of Kolar District in Karnataka. It is said that the area witnessed massive religious conversions in the last last 40 years.

Vishwa Hindu Parishat Karnataka state Unit has welcomed the judgement.

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