Final Up to date: September 07, 2022, 20:56 IST
Even because the alleged incidents of compelled conversions in rural areas of Punjab by little-known missionary teams have kicked up a political row within the state, a joint delegation of outstanding Christian missionary teams met the Akal Takht performing Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh in Amritsar on Wednesday.
The delegation comprised Catholic Church of India, Church of North India, underneath the banner of Masihi Maha Sabha (MMS). The incidents of compelled conversions by alleged “faux pastors” in rural areas have been raised by numerous Sikh our bodies and political events with a requirement for clamping down on such actions. The Sikh organisations have alleged that “cash” was being pumped in from international sources to pose a grave safety menace to the border state.
Given the controversy, the Christian organisations determined to satisfy the Akal Takht Jathedar. The 2 sides have determined to type a joint committee to handle the problems and in addition urged the federal government to scrutinise the supply of funding of those “faux organisations”.
The bishops urged the Jathedar to collaborate with the mainline church buildings to show the deep-rooted conspiracy aimed toward disturbing the peace and concord between Sikhs and Christians. They submitted that some “faux custodians of the Christian religion” have been posing as office-bearers of the Anglican Church of India, which has no authorized standing.
Akal Takht officiating Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh emphasised that the Christian leaders must provoke authorized motion in opposition to “faux” pastors who indulged in such actions. “The Christian leaders must take stern transfer in opposition to them. The Sikh neighborhood will cooperate on this course,” he stated.
The representatives of the Christian organisations assured the Jathedar that mainline church buildings by no means nurture any kind of pressure or allurement to transform anybody. They stated that the Christian neighborhood holds the Sikh brotherhood in excessive regard and would by no means act in a strategy to damage their spiritual sentiments and pursuits.