350 Hindus convert to Christianity in Jaunpur
The ceremony took place at Belhara village, where Father Rajendra Chauhan read out the gospel to them.india Updated: Oct 05, 2006 17:53 IST
About 350 Hindus adopted Christianity at a conversion ceremony held in Baksha area in Jaunpur.
Official sources on Thursday said the 350 Hindus belonged to Agraura, Sonwar, Saduddinpur, Dhaniamau, Uttarpatti and Rari villages of Baksha.
The conversion ceremony took place on Wednesday at Belhara village, where Father Rajendra Chauhan read out the gospel to them. The people who got converted were also given a locket of Jesus Christ.
Meanwhile, Angad Singh - the husband of Belhara gram pradhan Tulsa - alleged the poor Hindus were forcibly converted by the Christian missionaries.
He has submitted a complaint at the Baksha police station against the missionaries involved in the "forced" conversions.
However, an FIR is yet to be registered.
Since the last four years, Christian missionaries have been active in the block, encouraging poor villagers to adopt Christianity.