RSS, SGPC in motion mode over conversions

RSS, SGPC in motion mode over conversions

Tribune Information Service

Deepkamal Kaur

Jalandhar, September 20

Amid studies that a big part of individuals, particularly in rural and semi-rural segments of Punjab, are drifting in the direction of Christianity for the reason that proliferation of Pentecostal church buildings selling “miracle therapeutic”, the SGPC and the RSS appear to have bought into motion mode.

Taking twin advantages

Those that have transformed should announce so and cease taking twin advantages. Dattatreya Hosabale, RSS Normal Secretary

The SGPC and the RSS have rolled out their damage-control plans. Whereas RSS pracharaks have began visiting villages as a part of the ‘Dharam Jagran’ programme and have begun speaking to individuals who have transformed lately, gurdwara managements have additionally begun telling folks to not imagine in any supernatural powers for therapeutic or get trapped in allurements.

“New-age pastors of some church buildings are well trapping much less literate folks from weaker sections. We initially felt that just some gullible folks will fall into their lure. They may themselves realise that it was all pretend and can ultimately return on their very own. Nonetheless, we have been fallacious and the chain is just getting longer. So, lately we now have began speaking to folks and begun convincing them that it isn’t doable for critical illnesses similar to most cancers or kidney stones to get cured with none remedy,” mentioned former SGPC chief Jagir Kaur.

An RSS pracharak in Jalandhar mentioned: “We’re visiting villages which have been impacted extra. We’re telling neo-converts that if they have transformed to Christianity on their volition, it’s okay. But when they’ve been allured or compelled to take action, they have to begin doing puja of Gods worshipped by their ancestors.”

The SGPC and the RSS are additionally apprehensive over no motion coming from the mainline church buildings towards the so-called ‘ministries’ attracting folks by means of magical cures.

SGPC members are additionally perturbed over creation of a Christian physique — the Shiromani Christian Parbandhak Committee (SCPC).

“That is like copying our fashion and title. Such ways received’t profit them in any approach. Church buildings being arrange in villages are getting funds from outdoors, however they can’t be as organised and devoted because the SGPC,” mentioned SGPC member Paramjit Singh Raipur.

Formally not transformed

  • Church pastors have been telling folks to not convert in official information and proceed to take the advantages of being Scheduled Castes, which they won’t be able to avail of if they modify their second title from Kaur and Singh to Masih
  • As per Paragraph 3 of the Structure (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950, solely Dalit Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists have the fitting to SC reservation. As soon as folks convert to Christianity or every other faith, they routinely lose their SC standing

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