In a video which has gone viral on social media, Nagaland ‘Tourism Police’ can be seen handing out the Bible at the Hornbill festival in Nagaland.
Shocking! Nagaland Police handing out Bibles at hornbill festival?
Stunned foreigner asks: “India is secular, right?”
— Abhishek (@AbhishBanerj) January 22, 2019
The video was originally posted by Karl Rock, a traveller, shows the ‘Tourist Police’ in Nagaland handing out free copies of Bible to all the tourists entering the Hornbill festival. The Hornbill festival is celebrated in Nagaland from 1st to 10th December every year.
Karl Rock, in the video, can be seen describing how the ‘Tourist Police’ is distributing Bible to the visitors entering the festival. “I have heard about Christians converting people of the North East India, but I didn’t know that even the government was involved in it as well,” he says. Another tourist with him says she took the Bible, assuming it to be a tourist guide, but gave it back upon realising it was the Bible. “It shouldn’t be the government officials doing it,” she says.