Christians stage protest over anti-Jesus FB post

A large number of nuns, priests and laymen staged a protest in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Wednesday coming down heavily against the youth, Shrirama Yedapadithaya, who had allegedly posted derogatory comments against Jesus Christ and christianity on Facebook.

Regretting that the name of the accused  is the name of a God (Shree Rama), Vincent Pamboor, Christian leader and lecturer, said he (Shrirama Yedapadithaya) is not fit to be called with the name of Lord Rama.

Vincent said having the name of Lord, he can not pass such comments against Christ and Christianity. Stating that some believe Rama is none other than Jesus in Hinduism, he called upon Christian youth to forgive him. “I also urge the police not to take any stringent action against him. Christ will bless his mother and family," he said.

Referring to the hate remarks against Mother Teresa by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Vincent said Mother Teresa was responsible for revolution of service in India. “If at all the Mother has converted anybody, she would have converted a Hindu to be a true Hindu and a Muslim to be true Muslim,” he said and cited an example of a police officer who told people (who were demanding him to take away Mother from their area), that he would take her away, provided their (localites) mother or sister perform Mother’s works and deeds.

Taking a dig at the speech of a Sadhwi at Hindu Samajotsava, he said that it was a conspiracy of some people to divide the society and make the universal religion of Hinduism as a narrow religion. He also demanded Hindu leaders to show the proof of any conversion, which they have been claiming. “There is no point in making baseless allegations," he said.

Addressing the gathering, CITU Secretary Sunil Kumar Bajal criticised RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his remarks against Mother Teresa. Stating that Bhagwat has no right to flay Mother, he said scheduled tribes and scheduled caste people in the district would have been continued to be illiterate even to this day, if there were no Christian institutions in the district.

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