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Religion is deeper & stronger than force: K Therie

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 29: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) today said the “forced conversion” allegation by the RSS and BJP is not sustainable as “religion is deeper and stronger than force”.
“Forced conversion, the phrase coined by RSS and BJP has never been able to convince me. Religion is deeper and stronger than force. Faith is an acceptance of one’s inner heart. No one can tear that apart and convert another. The allegations of forced conversions is a farce and shallow”, said NPCC president K Therie in a press release.
Therie said deportation of Christians holding tourist Visas and denying Visas on false allegations of forced conversion cannot succeed in removing the faith. “Deportation of 10 Christian Tourist from Guwahati may have earned praise from BJP top guns at Delhi. What has amazed us is Christian Chief Ministers of Northeast remaining mum for fear idol worshipers”, the PCC chief said.
Stating that religious divide is a reality, he alleged that anti-conversion laws are deliberately misused and now even ‘peaceful association’ and ‘worship services’ are termed as ‘forced conversions’. “Arresting over 40 Christians on charges of ‘forced conversion’ is also a reality. The BJP’s Manifesto has promised to implement UCC (Uniform Civil Code, Citizen Amendment Act). Christians will be persecuted more and more in times to come”, he warned.
“We may not be able stop anti-Christian activities in the mainland, but should Christians vote for BJP and its alliance and convey the message that we support persecution of Christians, to the mainland and the world”, Therie asked.
(Page News Service)