Locals informed the Police and demanded the action against the mass conversion of innocent people to Christianity by Pastor Philip Shriram. The incident took place in Gauriganj in the Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh. Local people alleged that Pastor Shriram converted many villagers by fraud over the last four years. They also alleged that Pastor Shriram humiliated Hindu Gods and Goddesses during his prayer meetings.
According to Live Hindustan, the missionaries have mainly targeted the Dalit people of villages like Chitepur, Rohsi, Chandaipur, Kharwa, Attanagar etc. People from these villages are actively participating in the prayer meetings. Sources said that they are also being helped financially. Missionaries also claimed to cure diseases, the locals said, according to the report.
According to locals, Shriram is distributing books to the people of the village and other neighbouring villages of the Dalit community and is motivating them to connect with Jesus. Prayer meetings are also organized, in which hundreds of people participate. Along with this, Bhandara (Food) is also organized from time to time.
Dinesh Singh, Superintendent of Police, Amethi, said that a complaint has been received regarding the matter. The Police in charge of Gauriganj has been asked to investigate. If any activity like conversion is going on, then legal action will be taken against it, SP Singh said.