Etawah Police has detained one Ramswarup Mishra for organizing a Christian missionary event in Uttar Pradesh without any official permission for a religious event, officials informed a person on social media who brought it to their attention. They also said that Bakewar Police, which detained him, warned him not to engage in such activities again.
उक्त प्रकरण के संबंध में प्रशासन की अनुमति के सभा करने पर थाना बकेवर पुलिस द्वारा सभा आयोजक रामस्वरूप मिश्रा को हिरासत में लेकर पूछताछ कर भविष्य में ऐसा न करने की हिदायत दी गई।
— ETAWAH POLICE (@etawahpolice) December 5, 2019
The pamphlet shared by Twitterati @ShaileshTewarie showed that the event was organized by one ‘Mitra Susamachar Prarthna Dal’ of ‘Naya Jivan Samiti Matirampur’, which can be roughly translated to ‘Friends Good News Prayer Group’ of ”New Life Society’.
The ‘Good News’ here refers to the Christian claim of the arrival of the Messiah on Earth. The pamphlet of the Christian Missionary event invited the villagers and guests to the event. The agenda of the event was ‘Illumination of the Invisible Good’ and Ramswarup Mishra was the speaker of the meet. He is apparently a retired officer of the Navy.
Recently, three Christian evangelists promoting religious conversion on the pretext of healing diseases were arrested from the Ranipur village of the Mau district. Those arrested by the Mau police were identified as Kapil Dev Ram, Ajay Kumar and Omprakash. The three Christian preachers were reportedly engaged in proselytizing activities in Darora village of the area.
Last month, in order to put a curb on the rampant cases of forcible religious conversions the Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission Chief, Justice Aditya Nath Mittal had submitted a report to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, suggesting a new law to check forcible religious conversions. Forced conversion can attract a jail term of upto 7 years, according to the new recommendation.