Christian leaders express concern over reconversion incidents

A delegation of Christian leaders on Sunday expressed concern over two incidents in the last one week connected to the "reconversion" of people from Christianity to Hinduism.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 31, 2014, 14:25 PM IST

Aligarh: A delegation of Christian leaders on Sunday expressed concern over two incidents in the last one week connected to the "reconversion" of people from Christianity to Hinduism.

Pastor at the Central Methodist Church Father Yousuf Das and another prominent local pastor Father Jonathon Lal said that the core issue was not about conversion or reconversion but about insecurity generated by the threat posed to church properties by such intimidatory acts.

The first incident took place in Asroi village in Iglas tehsil of Aligarh on Tuesday last and the second incident of mass "reconversion" took place in a village near Hasain in Hathras on Thursday.

Some Christian leaders including priests from New Delhi visited the shrine at Asroi village yesterday and performed prayers at the church property.

Meanwhile, Deepak Francis, a local Christian leader from the city, has written a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and urged him for taking strong precautionary measures to prevent recurrence of such incidents.