Jalgaon: At Picharde village in Bhadgaon Tal.,lives an ex-head police constable who is a convert Christian. He invited Christian missionaries to Erandol village for a program organized on the occasion of Christmas, in the locality of ‘matang’ community. He called people of the said community for a treat. The missionaries started to misguide people who had come for the program on Hindu Dharma. They told the people who had gathered there that the God worshipped by Christians is of wood and floats on water whereas the God worshipped by them (matangs) was of stone and sinks in water. They asked the gathering that how the sinking God would protect them. They advised the matangs that if they started worshipping the God made of wood, He will save the whole world and they will attain peace.
As the missionaries started such talk, one of the leaders of matangs realized the nature of the program and informed the police. When the Hindu activists came to know about the program, they also reached the venue. They collected information of the happenings of the program and requested police to note down the complaint. The police, however, said that in case people are compelled to convert, they would register a complaint. The missionaries saw the police and wound up the program.
Office-bearers of some of the Hindu organizations including Hindu Janajagruti Samiti and Sanatan Sanstha reached the locality, met people from the community as also the converted family and made them aware of the ploy of missionaries giving them examples, explained to them the importance of Hindu Dharma and appealed to them for not falling prey to the conspiracy of Christians. Members of Hindu organizations later held a meeting and decided to thwart such plots of conversion by Christians by starting agitations.
Source: ‘Dainik Sanatan Prabhat’