Untold Truth about Kandhamal violence

via Shankar published on December 27, 2007

Conversion camp on Chistmas day

Communal tension in Kandhamal district in Orissa is not related to Christmas celebrations, a conversion convention was organized by the missionaries and it was opposed by the local people.

Ignoring the warnings missionaries and their people erected boards and arches in front of Hindu houses. This incident fired the already fuming communal clashes in that area. People removed boards and banners in front of their houses and warned the people who erected it.

Christians attacked Hindus and stoned their houses.Mob of Christian fundamentalists attacked Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati to show their intolerance. They attacked and killed a Hindu who tried to protect Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati.

Hearing this news Hindus came of out of their houses and the violence started. Christians also grouped and attacked Hindu houses and temples. Demolished Churches were erected in public properties or in disputed lands only.

There is other news that some of the Churches were set fire by Christians themselves to get more media coverage. Media around the world is telecasting the news as if all the Christians are attacked by Hindus. All the news is created and published by the Bishop Houses of Bhubaneswar and Bishop Council of New Delhi. No one seems interested in knowing the real incidents.

There were tensions in this area for a long time between the tribal groups and converted groups. Missionaries infiltrated the day to day life of these poor ignorant people and lured them with money and other means and forced them to convert to Christianity. Some family members rejected the offer and some accepted it.

There are Christians and non Christians in the same family and the brothers and sisters became enemies here. The peaceful lives of the tribal people were lost by the crooked tactics of the missionaries.

A congress MP Mr. Radhakant Nayak was providing protection to the Missionaries. People who tried to re convert to Hinduism were severely punished by the terror group run by Radhakant Nayak.

Tribes were complaining about stealing of reservation benefits to the converts through backdoor for a long time. Several complaints were lodged against the missionaries by the local people but nothing happened. Radhakant Nayak with his political power threatened the local Hindus of severe consequences if they file another complaint.

Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati always voiced against the forcible conversion of the poor tribes. Radhakant Nayak and his people had tried to endanger Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati several times.

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