God hates false witnesses (Proverbs 6:16-19).
Some Hindu extremists in India falsely accused a pastor of trying to convert Hindus resulting in the pastor spending a month in jail. The Hindu extremists managed to get the police to arrest the pastor as he was gathered in a house church.
Far from being peaceful, Hinduism can be extremely violent and barbaric toward non-Hindus.
The Hindu scriptures condemn Buddhism and attack Buddhists. In Brahma Sutra 2.2.32, the Buddhist scriptures and Buddhism are strongly criticized and mocked.
The Hindu scriptures condemn Jainism and attack Jains. In Padma Purana II.38.25-30 and Padma Purana II.38.1-5a, Jainism is portrayed as sinful and heretical and apostate.
Two pastors and a friend falsely accused of fraudulent conversion in central India were released on bail last week after spending a month in jail, sources said.
Hindu extremists in Madhya Pradesh state had pressured police to detain the friends at a private party based on a complaint of conversion by allurement at the gathering by someone who was not even present at the home where it took place, one of the pastors said.
Based on a complaint by Baholi village resident Deepak Patle, police in Lalbarra, 16 miles from Balaghat, arrested from Bagholi the head of the family at whose home the event took place, Chattarsingh Katre, 46, pastor Mahendra Nagdeve, 48, and pastor U. Nathan. Patle accused them of trying to convert him and others by allurement at what he mistakenly described as a Christian meeting on Jan. 27.
Katre and the pastors roundly denied the allegations and tried to register a counter complaint, but police refused, asserting that they would only invite more trouble for themselves from Hindu nationalists by doing so, Pastor Nagdeve said after his release from jail on Feb. 25.
“The police recorded the statements of the complainant and the ‘witnesses’ that he produced but did not even ask us a single question,” Pastor Nagdeve told Morning Star News. “We desperately wanted to tell the police that all the allegations that the complainant had mentioned were false, and that he and none of the ‘witnesses’ were present in the house, and that the police should ask the people present in the house.”
Pastor Nagdeve was visiting Katre from Lanji, 62 miles away, along with Pastor Nathan of Baroda, Gujarat state.
After Katre’s wife and Pastor Nagdeve’s wife approached Balaghat police and submitted a complaint that their husbands had been framed in a fake case, the superintendent ordered an enquiry.
“No one from the village had complained to the police alleging religious conversion,” their letter states. “They are innocent and being framed in a false case.”
Superintendent of Police Abhishek Tiwari told Morning Star News that based on the letter he has instructed the sub-divisional officer of police to properly investigate.
Police charged the three men with “unlawful conversion from one religion to other religion” under Section 3 of Madhya Pradesh’s new anti-conversion ordinance and with “criminal intimidation” under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code, among other charges, according to First Information Report No. 73/2021, dated Jan. 28.
Katre said that he had organized a private gathering in honor of his 20-year-old daughter prior to her leaving for her studies, and that he had invited only family and close friends.
“It was not a public meeting, that anybody could walk inside my house,” Katre told Morning Star News. “There were select people whom I had invited, and Deepak Patle was neither invited, nor did he enter my house.”
Katre said he has been suspended from his job as a teacher at a government school because of his arrest and jailing.
A friend of Katre’s had received calls urging him to warn Katre against associating with Christians, he said.
“My friend received a phone call about six to eight months ago by a Hindu extremist asking him to warn me to stop associating with Christians or praying, otherwise I would reap the consequences and might pay the price by losing my government job,” Katre said.
Even house churches are not safe from attacks by the Hindu extremists.
The apostle Paul (who is the apostle to Christians) tells Christians to follow after peace and live peacefully.
Romans 12:18 (KJV) – “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.”
Romans 14:19 (KJV) – “Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.”
2 Corinthians 13:11 (KJV) – “Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.”
2 Timothy 2:22 (KJV) – “Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”
The same can’t be said for the violent murderous false religion of Hinduism.
The Hindu scriptures call for violence against non-Hindus (Rig Veda 9.13.9, Rig Veda 7.6.3, Rig Veda 9.63.5, Rig Veda 1.121.13, Rig Veda 7.93.5, Rig Veda 8.45.23, Atharva Veda 12.3.43).
Hinduism is violent and murderous.