What the media chose to ignore

via Deepak Kamat published on September 16, 2008


http://greathindu.com/2008/09/denigration-of-hindu-gods-reason-for-christian-attack/

 

Thee Indian media has presented a distorted version of Hindu-Christian clashes in Mangalore.  Here are the facts

  1. The Following are the list of abuses from one such book – Satya Darshini – distributed by the missionaries of New Life.  This book is in Kannada  and the translation of the abusive passage is as follows.
    • Urvashi – the daughter of Lord Vishnu – is a prostitute.  Vashitha is the son of this prostitute.  He in turn married his own Mother.  Such a degraded person is the Guru of the Hindu God Rama. (page 48)
    • When Krishna himself is wallowing in darkness of hell, how can he enlighten others?  Since  Krishna himself is a shady character, there is a need for us to  liberate his misled followers. (page 50)·         
    • It was Brahma himself who kidnapped Sita.  Since Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva were themselves the victims of lust, it is a sin to consider them as Gods. (page 39)
    • When the Trinity of Hinduism (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva) are consumed by lust and anger, how can they liberate others.  Their projection as Gods is nothing but a joke. (page 39).
    • When Vishnu asked Brahma to commit a sin, he immediately did so.  How can such a “evil brahma” be a Creator of this Universe?  How is it possible for both the sinner and the entity which provoked the sin to be gods?  (page 39)
    • God, please liberate the sinful people of India who are worshipping False Gods  that believe in the pleasures of  illicit ‘Vyabichari’ relationships. (Page 39).
  1. All the 16 incidents that took place were not attack on Churches.  In fact, unauthorized prayer halls were attacked where the blasphemous pamphlets were distributed and aggressive proselytisation was taking place.  These 16 incidents were not localized but took place across three districts of Mangalore, Udupi  and Chikmagalur.
  2. The only place where attacks took place apart from New Life Prayer Halls was at a small prayer hall in the premises of Milagres Church in Mangalore, where some miscreants had damaged a Jesus idol.   The VHP and the Bajrang Dal have condemned the attack at this place.  Following this incident, a Christian mob gathered and the situation went out of control as the mob started pelting stones and disrupting traffic.  The police was forced to intervene and this resulted in unsavoury violence.
  3. Since the past two days, it is not Hindu-Christian clashes that are taking place.  In fact, it is more appropriate to call it”Christian-Police” clashes since the Christians holed up in Churches have engaged themselves in pelting of stones and disruption of traffic.  The Police were forced to enter the Church  to clear the mob and they found arms inside the Church.
  4. Incidents of Stabbing were reported in around four or five places across Mangalore district.  In fact, an activist belonging to Shri Ram Sena was stabbed which led to a bandh call by Shri Ram Sena – a Hindu outfit that is not connected to Sangh Parivar.
  5. The VHP and the Bajrang Dal have condemned the desecration of Jesus idol at the prayer hall adjacent to the Milagres Church in Mangalore.  They have also clarified that they are not against the Catholic faith and the Churches.  However, they have clarified that the public outcry would continue as long as illicit conversion activities and blasphemy of Hindu gods take place.
  6. Even the Kandhmahal  murder — which involved the killing of Hindu monk  Swami  Lakshmananda by missionaries – seems to have caste a shadow on this incident since the general public seems to have seen through Christian aggression.
  7. It may be recalled that there was a public outcry against illegal prayer halls in Davanagere district last week.  In that case, the administration had closed the unauthorized prayer halls that were mushrooming in the region.

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