John on June 9, 2006 at 8:30 am
Yes, you read that right. According to this story, three women in India were attacked by Hindus for converting to Christianity. All three were held for nearly 24 hours and raped. Two men who were with them were shot. Then it got worse:
Next morning local leaders from India’s largest party, the Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP, a party that espouses a Hindu nationalist-fundamentalist ideology, reported alleged “mass conversions to Christianity” to the local police due to Christian missionaries coming from neighbouring Maharashtra state.
Even though no clergyman was named in the report, in the charges filed they claimed as proof of their allegations the names of the five who had been attacked the previous day. When the latter eventually made it to the Bhagwanpura police station to press charges against their aggressors they were arrested by Inspector Thakur.
Got that? The victims of the attack were arrested. The police refuse to do anything about the attackers who the women identified as people living in the same small town.
Is it possible that one of the reasons these women and others are abandoning Hinduism is the fact that it seems to produce — at least locally — rapists and liars? Just a thought.
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