Illegal religious conversion is undoubtedly the most crucial issue our society is glaring at. It is quite shocking to know that Nagaland Baptist Church is executing systematic religious onslaught on Assam’s socio-cultural capital Majuli. Naga Baptist proselytizers can be seen organizing healing crusades and converting innocent people under inducement and fake promises of magic healing.
It is sad to note that taking the advantage of the poverty of the Mishing community in Majuli, Dhemaji and Jonai, numerous Mishing families are been converted to Christianity by opportunistic Christian missionaries.
Naga proselytisers L Toshi Langu, Arelna Walling, Moatemjen Longchar, Achulymi Achumi were seen organizing Healing Crusades across Dhemaji and Majuli proscribed by drugs & Magic Remedies Act 1954. Children were involved in multiple occasions violating the JJ Act.
The Naga conversion gang can also be seen making targeted mission trips to interior schools in Majuli and Dhemaji. Minors were lured into attending religious congregation with soft drinks, chocolates & sweets. Children can also be seen being recruited as Missionaries by the team.
Here it is important to note that Missionaries can give these people some money and English education, but they cannot return their identity when it will be lost by following Christian rituals and alien traditions in their day-to-day lives.
If religion is lost, their heritage will be lost gradually. When their heritage is lost, their identity will be lost as well. It is time influential socio-cultural organizations of the Mishings, ourstudents’ union and Mahila samitis launch rigorous awareness drive among thegullible Mishings or the Mishings will go ‘missing’ from the cultural map of Assam.
(This article has been compiled from the tweet thread posted by @LegalLRO on May 3, 2023, with minor edits to improve readability and conform to HinduPost style guide)