Two women were caught in Udupi district, Karnataka on Monday December 12 for allegedly trying to convert people to a Christian denomination.
According to this local media report –“The women have been identified as Seneta of Perampalli and Soumya from Mission Compound, Udupi.
It is said that the women had been going door-to-door handing out religious pamphlets to people in the area for the past one week. The women were also collecting addresses, mobile numbers and other personal details from the people, it is alleged.
On receiving information, pro-Hindu outfits along with some locals confronted the women on Monday and handed them over to Manipal police.
The women reportedly belong to a committee propogating beliefs of ‘Jehovah’s Witnesses’. The women were arrested and a case was registered in Manipal police station.”
A couple of months back, 6 missionaries from the same Jehovah’s Witness were arrested in Udupi district as per this news report.
“Members of local Bhramari Yuvaka Mandal and Hindu Jagran Vedike alerted the policemen about alleged attempt by a group of people to convert locals into another religion. The group was on a door-to-door visit in an effort to woo the families into giving their nod for such a conversion, it was said.
Kota police went to the village and took the six persons into custody. Locals, who have condemned the effort made by the group for religious conversion, accused a local, identified as Manjunath Mogaveera, of supporting the group in this illegal act. A car and pamphlets allegedly containing materials seeking religious conversion were confiscated from the group. The people belonged to a religious group called Jehovah’s witness.”