Satna of Madhya Pradesh was in an uproar when a Catholic priest was arrested and 40 others were detained for alleged force conversion attempt. The priest was allegedly trying to sway people from Hinduism to Christianity reported the news agency ANI.
The news agency also reported that one of the locals who was being allegedly converted said that the Catholic priest told them to take holy dips in the pond and embrace Christianity.
Meanwhile, the Catholic priest and others who were detained by police have filed a complaint that their vehicles were set ablaze by Bajrang Dal workers.
Satna(Madhya Pradesh): Catholic priest arrested, 40 others detained for alleged forced conversion of a group of people from Hinduism to Christianity pic.twitter.com/71eA8AOMvm
— ANI (@ANI) December 15, 2017
Love Jihad and conversion attempts on Hindus in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh have drawn ire of many Hindu groups in recent times. The Hindu groups have also launched counter campaigns to stop them with the most famous being the Gharwapsi campaigns.