BJP official calls for deportation of missionaries.

By October 27, 2006

India (MNN)–According to a report from the Hindustan Times, the Bharatiya Janata Party vice president in Andhra Pradesh is calling for the ouster of evangelical workers.

He specifically demanded the deportation of foreign missionaries from the country over the number of religious conversions among the tribal populations in the Tirupati and Nalgonda districts.

National BJP chief Rajnath Singh ordered all state governments where his party has a majority to bring in “legislation forcefully punishing conversions.” He admitted that the purpose of the anti-conversion laws was “to destroy the plans of Christian missionaries.”

The BJP seeks a Hindu Nationalist state. Anti-Conversion laws are actively enforced in Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh.

For agencies like Gospel For Asia and many others, their team leaders have asked Christians around the world to pray for believers in these states as they face increased persecution.

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