Thursday, September 11, 2008

Orissa Christians told to convert or die

The Voice of the Martyrs is continuing to receive numerous reports of forced or attempts to force Christian in Orissa to convert to Hinduism.  According to a report received today by the Evangelical Fellowship of India, Christians hiding in the jungles have been told to either convert to Hinduism or stay in the jungles.  According to EFI, 30 Christian families from Damba Village, 10 families from Patapanga village and 20 families from Tatamaha village in Phulbani have recently been forced to convert to Hinduism. “You can stay in village only if you practice Hinduism, live as Hindu or face death” are the threatening words echoed to the Christians.

30minutesIBN, television station in India, recently produced a documentary on the violence facing Christians in the region.  Click here to view.

Please remember to pray for our brothers and sisters in India during these days.  We would encourage you to express your concerns to:

Dr. Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister of India
Room No. 152,
South Block,
New Delhi, 110001
(O) Tel : +91-11-23012312
(O) Fax: +91-11-23016857

Smt. Pratibha Patil
Hon'ble President of India
Rashtrapati Bhavan
New Delhi, 110001
(O) Tel: +91-11-23017290
(O) Fax: +91-11-23017824

Shri Navin Patnaik
Chief Minister of Orissa
Naveen Nivas,
Aerodrome Road,
Pin-751001 (Orissa)
(O) Tel: +91-0674-2531100, 2535100, 2531500
(O) Fax: +91-0674-2400100 
(R) Tel: +91-0674-2590299, 2591099,2590844,2591100,2590833

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

why people are converting one religion to another religion..........Cristian religion has some authenticity or totally based on conversion...and from where this Christianity incarnated in those villages.