It’s Tr­ishul vs Cross in Na­ga­land ahead of elec­tion

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WHILE polling in Na­ga­land is two weeks away, Na­ga­land Bap­tist Church Coun­cil (NBCC), the big­gest church or­gan­i­sa­tion in the poll-bound state, has launched a fresh cam­paign against the BJP and RSS, ask­ing the be­liev­ers to choose only be­tween Tr­ishul and Cross.

The apex body of Bap­tist has been launched the cam­paign fear­ing that vot­ers would be se­duced by money and other false prom­ises of­fered by those whose hands seek to pierce the heart of Je­sus Christ.

In an open let­ter to the pres­i­dents of all the po­lit­i­cal par­ties in Na­ga­land, NBCC gen­eral sec­re­tary Rev Keyho said, “Na­ga­land was a Chris­tian ma­jor­ity state. We can de­velop our­selves if we can say enough is enough. De­vel­op­ment was not ev­ery­thing and when a house was put in or­der, de­vel­op­ment and oth­ers fol­lowed.”

Naga church starts cam­paign against BJP

Warn­ing of Hin­dutva in­va­sion, the Gen­eral Sec­re­tary of the in­flu­en­tial Chris­tian or­gan­i­sa­tion in Na­ga­land said that Hin­dutva forces rise in the coun­try and said, “We cant deny that these forces had be­come em­bold­ened in past few years with BJP.”

In Cen­tre, the party in power is fight­ing hard to make its pres­ence in Na­ga­land. Have you ever se­ri­ously ques­tioned their in­ten­tion? If not, do not be fooled, Rev Keyho said in the let­ter.

Rev Keyho fur­ther fur­ther said that India has ex­pe­ri­enced the worst per­se­cu­tion of mi­nor­ity com­mu­ni­ties be­tween 2015 and 2017, and per­se­cu­tions have been tripled in re­cent years. “Pas­tors, evan­ge­lists and mis­sion­ar­ies have been dragged openly in the streets, ha­rassed, in­sulted and places of wor­ship of mi­nori­ties have been de­stroyed, burnt down. The Bi­ble is openly burnt,” Rev Keyho said.

The NBCC gen­eral sec­re­tary also said that in the past three years, many NBCC part­ner lead­ers from abroad were de­nied visas and barred from en­ter­ing India.

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