08 April 2017

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UP Police Stop Church Event after Hindu Yuva Vahini Complaint

Uttar Pradesh Police Stop Church Event after Hindu Yuva Vahini Complaint
Police stopped a church event attended by more than 150 people, including 10 American tourists, Maharajganj after the right-wing Hindu Yuva Vahini alleged that religious conversion was being carried out.

As per media reports At Christmas last year, the HYV had warned Christian priests from holding any religious function outside churches.

Dathauli falls in Maharajganj district in eastern Uttar Pradesh. It borders Gorakhpur, the Lok Sabha constituency represented five times by Adityanath before he took over the reins of Uttar Pradesh.

Hindu Yuva Vahini filed a complaint against Yohannan Adam, the pastor of the church, accusing him of converting Hindus to Christianity, a charge the pastor denied.

“The charges are absolutely baseless. The people were attending a prayer meeting voluntarily. We prayed. Nothing else was done,” pastor Adam said.

Station House Officer, Dathauli, Anand Kumar Gupta said no prior permission was taken for the meeting, which was held ahead of Good Friday. He told to media that, “We stopped the prayer meeting after a complaint was registered. A probe is underway and appropriate action will be taken if the charges are found to be correct,”

“The presence of US nationals indicates that innocent and illiterate Hindus were being converted by missionaries who lured them with money to change their religion,” alleged HYV leader Krishna Nandan, who surrounded the church with his supporters on Friday afternoon.
They dispersed after police promised a probe and adequate action even as the church authorities dismissed allegations of conversion.

Gupta said mass was held there quite often but as this time foreigners were involved, the HYV suspected that conversion was going on.

The US tourists, including a few women, were let off after police checked their travel documents.

“We have received several inputs that Christian preachers and priests hold such religious ceremonies in rural areas and secret locations in which Hindus are brought and motivated to join Christianity, through allurements including cash. We will not let this happen,” HYV president Sunil Singh alleged. “They can hold their prayers inside churches or their homes but not any place outside. We have alerted the district administration in various places about such ceremonies slated to be held and if such functions do happen, churches would not be safe,” he warned.

About - Hindu Yuva Vahini
The youth organization was started by Uttar Pradesh CM Shri Adityanath in 2002

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