Hubballi: Members of the United Dharwad District Christian Pastors and Leaders Alliance for Peace March submitted a memorandum to the State Government against the government’s move to conduct a survey of churches in Karnataka, the proposed anti-conversion law, and demanding action against the Hindu activists for entering into a church and singing Bhajan in Hubballi.
Leaders of various Christian organisations met Tahsildar and submitted their objections regarding these three issues.
The protesters questioned the necessity of conducting a survey of churches by the Karnataka legislative committee. They said the exercise was futile and unnecessary. Keeping this order in mind, many Hindu organisations target places of worship, priests, and the devotees taking part in prayers, they charge.
They also termed the proposed anti-conversion Bill futile and unnecessary. They say that they never indulge in forceful religious conversion and that there is no instance of conversion, and the allegation of conversion against Christians is false and baseless.
They also condemned a recent incident of Hindu activists entering a church in the Navanagar area and chanting mantras and singing Bhajans in the church. They asked the chief minister why the action against Hubballi-Dharwad West MLA Arvind Bellad was not initiated for disturbing law and order by holding a protest against Christians. The MLA was part of the flash protest and he remained quiet though the protesters were abusing the Deputy Commissioner of Police in front of him.