I will discuss with local people regarding conversion by Christian missionaries and will look into the demands made by HJS : Promise made by PWD Minister Eknath Shinde
Mumbai : Christian missionaries are converting Hindus on large scale at Ulhasnagar (Dist. Thane); therefore, law should be passed immediately banning conversion, was the demand made by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) through a representation submitted to Shri. Eknath Shinde, Minister- Public Works. He promised to discuss the issue with local residents and look into the demands made by HJS. Shri. Sunil Ghanavat, State Coordinator of HJS for Maharashtra and Chhattisgad and Shri. Arvind Pansare were present on the occasion. Shri. Shinde was presented ‘Sanatan Panchang- 2019’ by them.
Shri. Sunil Ghanavat said, “Christian missionaries have been converting people at Ulhasnagar (Dist. Thane) and about 1 lakh Sindhi brethren have been converted so far. The Government should conduct in-depth inquiry into the matter. Poor, aggrieved people from city and rural areas in the State are lured and converted. Thousands of women and girls have gone missing from the State in last 5 years. The Committee appointed by the then Congress Government has recommended in 2014 to pass law banning conversions as has been done in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha States. Maharashtra Government should therefore, immediately implement the recommendations and pass a law.”