Saturday, February 27, 2021
Home News Reports Christian exorcism event in Bengaluru cancelled by police after VHP functionary complaints against it...

Christian exorcism event in Bengaluru cancelled by police after VHP functionary complaints against it for violating laws

The foreign pastors participating in the event have also been blacklisted for misusing India visa

The sixth international course on deliverance, an event on exorcism which was scheduled to take place in Bengaluru, has been cancelled after a complaint against it was filed by Vishwa Hindu Parishad functionary Girish Bharadwaja. The event, a course on exorcism, was being organised by Bengaluru based Light of Christian Covenant Community from 13th to 19th October. The main address was to be delivered by a world-renowned exorcist from Malta, while participants from Dubai, Malaysia, Rome and Singapore were expected to attend the event.

Girish Bharadwaja had complained with Bengaluru Police against the event saying that it violates Indian visa rules and the Karnataka anti-superstition act. According to visa rules, preaching or propagating is not allowed in India under any visa category, and no visa is granted to evangelists who desire to come to India to attend religious campaigns.

Also Read: Christian priest with self-proclaimed supernatural powers to heal others admitted to hospital for viral fever

On the other hand, the Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Act, commonly known as the anti-superstition act, makes it illegal to exploit people in the name of black magic and evil spirit. Exorcism refers to a practice of evicting demons or evil spirits from a person, or an area, that is supposed to be possessed by such demons. In Christianity, some members of the church are believed to be graced with special powers to evict demons. Therefore, the practice and propagation of Christian exorcism violates the anti-superstition law.

Acting on the complaint, now the Bengaluru police have stopped the event. The foreign pastors have also been blacklisted for misusing India visa, Girish Bharadwaja was informed by the police. The Facebook page for the event also has been deleted as a result of the cancellation. A webpage detailing about the event has also been deleted by a website called Indian Catholic Matters.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

“Samachar Tamasha Nahi” – 5 instances in recent history when India Today group had indulged in drama, fake news and shoddy journalism

While Aaj Tak runs 'Samachar Tamasha Nahi' campaign claiming to be no-nonsense channel, 5 incidents when it was caught spreading fake news

NRIs in Canada protest outside Khalistani sympathiser and Canadaian MP Jagmeet Singh’s office amidst attacks from Khalistanis

The protestors said that the farmer protests have turned into a Khalistani movement which is now targeting Hindu minorities in Canada

Election Commission announces schedule of assembly elections in four states and one union territory, counting on 2nd May

Dates for assembly elections in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry announced by the election commission

‘We should be outraged!’: Senator Rand Paul grills Biden’s nominee as Dr Levine refuses to condemn sex change procedure for little children

U.S. Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky grilled Dr. Rachel Levine at her confirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate.

Meet British MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi: Khalistani connections, pro-Pakistani stance on Kashmir and vocal during ‘farmer protests’

Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, or Tan Dhesi as he is addressed sometimes, is a Labour MP from Slough in the United Kingdom.

Rahul Gandhi lies about India clearing millions of dollars of Chinese FDI after a 9-month freeze: Here are the exclusive details

Rahul Gandhi shared a report that relied solely on sources, to claim that after a 9 month-long freeze, India had started clearing FDI from China

Recently Popular

Did Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan elope with her Hindu servant? Here is the truth

The image that is being used to claim that Iran Khan has 'eloped with her Hindu servant' was originally shared by Nupur Shikare, her fitness trainer. The two were posing on the occasion of Diwali.

US President Joe Biden casually drops the N-word during Munich Security Conference, accused of racism on social media

The N-word is considered as one of the hateful words that were first uttered in the 17th century. Its origin can be traced back to the Spanish word 'negro', which is often used by white supremacists to deliberately offend the African-American community.

‘His opinion less than objective and reliable, his conduct questionable’, says UK court about justice Markandey Katju in Nirav Modi extradition order

The UK Court rejected Justice Katju's argument that Nirav Modi will not get fair trial in India, and exposed his hypocrisy

I worry about Yogendra Yadav’s mental health and his The Print article on the 2021 Bengal elections proves I am not wrong

As BJP rises in Bengal, a panic attack was detailed in The Print, written by our very own Icchadhari protestor, Yogendra Yadav.

‘Hindi filmmakers repeatedly insult Hindu Gods and Goddesses’: Remarks Allahabad HC rejecting bail of Amazon Prime’s Aparna Purohit in Tandav case

Aparna Purohit is accused of hurting religious sentiments through scenes mocking Hindu gods in the web series 'Tandav' on Amazon Prime

Did the Congress party pay fishermen in Kerala Rs 30,000 to swim with Rahul Gandhi? What we know

CPIM owned Deshabhimani quoeted fishermen claiming Rahul Gandhi swimming in sea in Kerala was a drama staged by paying them
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

253,124FansLike
520,532FollowersFollow
23,700SubscribersSubscribe