Thursday, June 12, 2003
Christians in Kashmir Targeted and Accused of Forcing Conversions
posted by Kensy |
What the heck ... ??
Yet, "today in Kashmir there are many new Christian groups that are very active in missionary work," [Bishop Peter Celestine Elampassery of Jammu-Srinager] said. "These are causing alarm among Hindu and Muslim people and also the local authorities, who fear a sort of 'Christian propaganda.' This has broken the existing harmony and explains the episodes of violence in recent times."
The local press has reported rumors of thousands of conversions by the new Christian groups.
In May a number of schools were attacked: St Luke's at Anantang, run by a Protestant group, and Good Shepherd School in Pulwama, run by the Mill Hill missionaries.