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Radicals Disrupt Prayer and Peace Festival

Global Council of Indian Christians

3/8/07 India (Persecution Update India) – A three day prayer-cum healing meeting 5th March -7th March organised by Believers Church in Panvel near Mumbai, in Maharashtra was disrupted by Hindu activists who claimed that the Believers Church was trying to lure people to convert to Christianity through the prayer meeting.

5th March, the first day of the ‘Prayer & Healing Festival’ was without any incident.

However the next day March 6th around 100 Right wing Hindu Activists went to the venue of the meeting. As the preaching was going on, some of the radical activists walked towards the dais, grabbed the microphone and said:

‘Christians have come here to give the message of peace; but all the world wars have started from the European countries. These people are telling y’all that, Jesus will cure you of AIDS; but their Pope died suffering from a disease named Parkinson’s, why did Jesus not save the Pope’s life then? Practice the rituals as prescribed by Hindu Dharma and y’all shall be showered by God’s blessings.’

After these statements the fundamentalists began shouting Hindu slogans: such as ‘Jay Bhavani, Jay Shivaji’, ‘Victory to Hindu Dharma’.

The radicals also lodged the complaint with Kalamboli Police against the organization for spreading superstition and misinformation.