Friday, October 19, 2007

Tribals revolt against Conversion in Wayanad, kerala

oct 19th, 2007

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From: Sushama

Tribals revolt against Conversion in Wayanad
10/15/2007 5:39:05 PM  HK

Mananthavadi: Police arrested two Tribal leaders in connection with the attack against a Christian pastor who engaged in wide spread conversion in Wayanad District.

Pastor Joseph was warned several times by Tribal leaders against his Conversion activities in the area . The Pastor of New India Bible Church received huge amount of foreign funds every month. He was spearheading a movement to convert the Tribal district into a Christian belt.

Chandran and Suresh two active Tribal leaders, the safe guarders of Dharma in this remote forest were held in responsible for the attack. Memorandums and Petitions were given to Police earlier under Tribal organizations and Hindu Aikya Vedi to check the forceful conversions in the area by this Pastor. No actions were taken against this conversion attempts.

Now the Police and Media is all out with swords against those who decided to protect their Dharma, when justice was denied to them by the Law enforcers itself.

Strong presence of Hindutva organisations among tribals in the area had instilled a sense of self pride among the Tribals here and they are not now the pawns of Missionaries as in few other parts.


karyakarta92 said...

There should be a "national debate" on conversions.

gopinath said...

With spineless politicians suck up bureaucracy in place. WE should treat Suresh and Chandran as true leaders and support them in whatever way possible.

What is BJP or RSS doing here, any news on that.

Abhi said...

"What is BJP or RSS doing here, any news on that."

Fruits don't fall far from the tree.

I can't imagine this happening without RSS tacit support. Since, RSS is indeed strongest in Kerala.

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Harish said...

I found these interesting comments on a message board on Rediff

Sikhs getting slaughered in thousands = A MISTAKE.

Hindus getting killed in Kashmir = Political problem.

Muslims getting killed by a few hundred = Holocaust.

Poor protestors getting shot in WB under Left Govt = Misunderstanding

Banning Parzania in Gujarat = Communal.

Banning Da Vinci Code and Jo Bole So Nihaal = Secular.

Kargil Attack = Government failure.
Chinese invasion in 1962 = Unfortunate betrayal.

Reservations in every school and college on caste lines = Secular.

Reservations in Minority institutions = Communal.

Fake encounters in Gujarat [Sohrabuddin] = BJP Communalism.

Fake encounters under Cong-NCP in Maharashtra [Khwaja Younus] = Police atrocity.

Talking about Hindus and Hinduism appeasment = Communal.
Talking about Muslims and Islam = Secular.

BJP freeing 3 terrorists to save 100 Indian hostages = Shameful
Congress freeing 4 militants to save just a life of one daughter of a minister in Kashmir [Rubina Sayed] = Natural Political dilemma.

Attack on Parliament = BJP ineptitude.
Not hanging Afzal Guru the mastermind despite Supreme Court orders = Humanity and Political dilemma.

BJP questioning Islam = Communal. Congress questioning Lord Rama's existence = Clerical Error.

habc said...

lovely comment Harish. Underlying all those double standards is a single standard - sucking up to Islam and displaying contempt for everyone else

See the leader article in Toilet Paper

In a cautionary tale, a Muslim, a Christian and a Hindu are crossing a river in a ferry. A storm springs up and the ferry is pitched and tossed about. The passengers begin to pray for salvation. "Save me, Allah", pleads the Muslim. And a divine being on a winged horse carries the Muslim to safety. "Save me, dear God", cries the Christian. And a chariot of fire descends and conveys him to the shore. "Save me, oh save me!", begs the Hindu. But despite all his entreaties, no help is forthcoming and the poor fellow drowns. He finds himself in Heaven, where Brahma welcomes him with a warm "Swagat". "What swagat!", the newcomer huffs. "How you showed me up in front of that Muslim and that Christian. They prayed to their respective gods who came and saved them. But though i prayed and prayed, no one bothered to come and save me", he grumbles. Brahma shrugs helplessly. "What could I do, my son. You started praying to Vishnu to save you, so I adopted that avatar and was coming for you, when you began to call on Ram. I was stringing my bow as Ram, when you suddenly called Krishna. I was getting my flute and my gopis, when you invoked Durga. I was putting kajal in my eyes before coming to rescue you, and in the meantime you went and drowned".

This is what passes for journalism in Indian newspapers.

drisyadrisya said...

I have seen a similar story once floating around with a title "what is the problem if you have too many Gods", and some Hindu developed a counter story... something like this

At the same time as the ferry mishap a train fell into the river.. there were lots of Hindus, Christians and Muslims. The Christian and Muslim fellow prayed, but their Gods were busy saving the people who fell from the ferry. Hindus started praying to different dieties.. Some one to Ganesha, some one to Lakshmi and so on.. and each one of them were saved.. there are 33 crore of them, so no dearth for Gods who can save .....