Conversion: Christian NGO converts a minor, Delhi HC issues notice

    05-Mar-2022   
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After the case was filed by the mother of a minor who was converted to Christianity by a Christian NGO, the Delhi High Court issued a notice related to the plea. The Christian NGO was identified as the Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief and Prayas.
 
Conversion 
 
In her complaint, the mother claimed that after converting her Hindu child to Christianity without her consent, the NGOs subjected her to abuse and exploitation for more than five months while she was in a Child Care Institution (CCI) managed by Global Family Charitable Trust.
 
According to media reports, the mother alleged that her minor daughter was “trapped” by the social workers of the aforementioned NGOs, which got a false FIR of sexual abuse at her behest. Following the bogus FIR, the child was produced before the Child Welfare Committee after five days, in direct contravention of Rule 81 (1) of The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Model Rules, 2016.
 
She further claimed that the provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 have resulted in “a denial of justice to the petitioner and her daughter, as well as a violation of the fundamental rights provided by the Indian Constitution.”
 
So far, many Christian NGOs have been accused & convicted for converting the kids to Christianity by fraud, superstition and without the consent of their parents. In 2021, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) had uncovered an alleged conversion racket going on in the Christian Missionary Girls’ Hostel in Raisen, Madhya Pradesh. Priyank Kanoongo, Chairperson of NCPCR, had on November 9, 2021, gone to inspect the hostel located in Intkhedi village, Sultanpur, District Raisen, Madhya Pradesh.
 
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