Date: Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 10:03 AM
Subject: missionary visa
Missionary visa to Christians
By Dr. Ashok Singal, Bikaner, Raj.
New Delhi, November 9, 2012: The Secular Government of India has made an official provision for the spread of Christianity. In its 18 types of visa to outsiders, Indian Ministry of External Affairs has created a special category for Christian Missionaries for their peaceful entry in India and undeterred performance of their holy duty of religious conversions.
The visa for missionaries is termed as “Missionary Visa” which is elaborated as “Visa to foreign missionaries, other than those holding No objection to return to India Endorsements, are granted only after clearance by concerned Ministry/Dept. in India”.
India Missionaries Visa is issued to those going to India for a religious purpose. It may take up to 3 months to process a Missionary Visa. The Missionary Visa is a single entry visa valid for the duration approved by the Government of India.
Interestingly Government of India’s officially granting Visa to Christian missionaries goes against the core secular value of Indian Constitution. The Constitution of India terms India as a ‘Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic’. India’s Missionary Visa is a safe passage for all the elements whose only target is religious conversion in the name of education, social projects etc.
Notably India’s neighbours like China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal have no such nonsense visa type except Sri Lanka who issues visa for Religious Category for the members of the Clergy. Many African nations also have provisions like Missionary visa.
India possesses an unforgettable bloody past of cruel tactics used for conversion by Jesuit missionaries in various parts of India. Places like Goa and north eastern states have witnessed brutality of Christian missionaries to convert Hindus.
Instead of combating Christian Missionaries from disrupting India’s religious harmony, the Government of India officially issues “Missionary Visas” and thereby promotes the wanton destablisation and destruction of India which is evident from several years.
On one hand, Congress led UPA Government is encouraging safe channel for Christian Missionaries and on the other hand it is trying to impose a draconian law on majority of Indians. Indian government working under UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is eager to pass Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2011.
Sonia Gandhi, a proud catholic is the chairman of National Advisory Council. Under her leadership a committee consisting people like notorious Teesta Setalvad, Harsh Mader, Ram Puniyani, Shabnam Hasmi have drafted the Bill. The draconian and anti social provisions of this new Law will encourage elements like Missionaries and to those who are relentlessly working to divide India on religious grounds. Prime focus of this anti-Hindu and anti-national bill is to protect all religious entities who are trying to lure Indian society and convert them by each way possible.
India’s Missionary Visa policy is another indication of government’s anti Hindu mindset. Provision of Missionary visa encourages conversion by missionaries which are threatening religious rights of scores of Indians.