A complaint has been lodged with the DC, Dumka district seeking strict action against a missionary school which has allegedly used the school to proselytise Christianity by spreading hatred against Hindu Dharma.
The issue was raised by legal advocacy body LRPF (Legal Rights Protection Forum) which has in the past succeeded in stopping abuse of tax payer money by crypto converts.
LRPF further informed that Genesis School is being run by the Presbyterian Church of Mizoram Synod, and they spew venom against Hindu Dharma through Facebook posts and also spread propaganda by posting videos of celebrities who claim to have cured serious diseases through Christian prayers and ‘faith healing’.
It is fair to assume that a good chunk of students in this missionary school would be vanvasi children.
The self-appointed defenders of vanvasi (tribal) way of life and culture like Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, Harvard fellow Suraj Yengde, Tribal Army etc are nowhere to be seen when Christian missionaries demean and denigrate native religions and heritage. All the energy of these so-called ‘tribal activists’ is on showering hate on Hindus and deepening the fault-lines in Dharmic society that the British had created.
The British-origin Presbyterian sect of Protestantant Christianity has a major presence in the North East. Two British Raj backed Welsh missionaries first set foot in Mizoram in 1894, and by 1951 almost the entire state had been converted to Christianity.
Today, Mizoram ignores its rich indigenous religious-cultural heritage and celebrates ‘Missionary Day’ as a state-sanctioned holiday. The ethnocide and expulsion of the Bru (Reang) Hindu vanvasi (tribal) community from Mizoram in 1997 remains a black mark on our country’s history which is even less talked about than the Kashmiri Hindu genocide.
It is a reflection of the anti-Hindu colonial outlook of our secular Republic that even after ‘independence’ such missionary groups are allowed to openly indoctrinate children against Hindu Dharma and other indigenous Dharmic belief systems in the country’s hinterland.