Christian Detained in India After Hindus File Complaint Over ‘Spreading Christianity’

09 Jan

Islamic fundamentalist governments and movements like Boko Haram in Africa, and Communist regimes in China and North Korea, are not the only folks actively persecuting Christians outside of the West; with the recent increase in influence of the Hindutva movement in India, due to the rise in power of the BJP and the growth of the RSS, Christians there have been coming under increasing persecution there…

Christian Detained in India After Hindus File Complaint Over ‘Spreading Christianity’.

Mumbai (AsiaNews) Arvind D’Souza was stopped by the police “for reasons of public order,” even though he had committed no crime. The incident occurred on Jan. 2 in the district of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.

D’Souza, who is still in prison under preventive detention, the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) told AsiaNews, ran afoul of a group of Hindu radicals in the village of Maulvikhurd.

The latter filed a complaint with police against the Christian man for “spreading Christianity” and “forced conversion of women and children through the gift of Bibles.”

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From the latter link:

The local police, as Superintendent of Police to Amethi Hira Lal admitted, “found no evidence that D’Souza used force in converting anyone.”

“However, since the fact could undermine public order, they took him into custody in accordance with Article 151 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and placed him under preventive detention for 14 days.”

“This is a serious violation of human rights,” said GCIC president Sajan George. It is part of “a trend that is spreading more and more in India.”

“In Madhya Pradesh, families, including small children, have been arrested for forced conversions under the state’s anti-Conversion law,” George explained.

Sadly, such legislation is being used “as a political tool to terrorise and persecute the Christian minority.”


8 responses to “Christian Detained in India After Hindus File Complaint Over ‘Spreading Christianity’

  1. ray

    January 9, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    ‘Preventive detention’? Is that what they call mob rule in Inja? :O)

    The Mumbai dateline is noteworthy. Used to call it Bombay. Mum-bai means ‘mother goddess’. Cultures that honor mother goddesses don’t tend towards tolerance of Christians. Not real Christians anyway.

    The East labors under the gaze of the dragon. It sure shows.


  2. Will S.

    January 10, 2015 at 12:12 am


  3. Eric

    January 10, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Hopefully Obama won’t hear about this story and start thinking it’s a good policy to implement in the US.

  4. Will S.

    January 10, 2015 at 1:04 pm


    As it is, I’ve read about open-air evangelists being arrested by police in American cities, over various supposed infractions; e.g. some bar owners in one city somewhere, who had patios on the sidewalk, told the police their customers were complaining about the noise from the preaching, and the police arrested the street evangelist.

    So, it’s not too far a stretch; imagine progs invoking being forced to hear something without a ‘trigger warning’ – I could see the Democrats finding a way to criminalize evangelism…

  5. feeriker

    January 11, 2015 at 3:56 am

    The latter filed a complaint with police against the Christian man for “spreading Christianity”

    Let’s hope it was actual Christianity and not the insipid churchianity so prevalent in the West. Methinks that Mr. D’Souza was probably sharing the Real Thing, though. Churchianity tends to be a mostly Western plague and is just toxic enough that Christianity’s enemies would consider it a blessing and let it go on unmolested.

  6. Will S.

    January 11, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Yes, I would wager the same as you, feeriker, that it was the Real Thing; that for which men will die, if necessary.

    Would any man die for churchianity? I’d hope not, and I doubt it.


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