Anti-conversion laws in India: "They ask us why the government is so afraid of Christianity"

“It doesn't deter people. The ordinance has positive effects as many people, including Hindu secularists, ask us why the government is so afraid of Christianity, why the authorities are interfering in the most intimate choice and conscience of the people. "

En India, the anti-conversion laws are considered " instruments of persecution targeting Christians ”. Madhya Pradesh also adopted last January the toughest anti-conversion law in the country. We thus deplore 23 cases of forced conversion in just 23 days.

But according to Leo Cornelio, Archbishop of Bhopal, the ordinance also has “positive effects”.

“It doesn't deter people. The ordinance has positive effects as many people, including Hindu secularists, ask us why the government is so afraid of Christianity, why the authorities are interfering in the most intimate choice and conscience of the people. "

In remarks taken up by AsiaNews, he asserts, “Christianity attracts people”.

“It's important to stress that many of our non-religious friends ask us what draws people to the faith. More and more people are bewildered by the authorities' fear of the Christian religion. Many of our friends of the majority religion ask us these questions. "

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Article originally published in February 2021.

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