July 23, 2011
Ashadh Krushna Ashtami , Kaliyug Varsha 5113
Nashik (Maharashtra, India): On the day of Ashadhi Ekadashi which is an auspicious day for Hindus for worshipping, few Chritsians from Manmad hatched a ploy to attack religious sentiments of Hindus by organizing ‘Dharmaprasar’ (propagation of Christianity) activities. Few of the local alert Hindus came together and foiled this plan.
Hindus observe fast on the day of Ashadhi Ekadashi and spend the day in remembering God; thousands of Warakaris take part in ‘bhajans, keertans’ and go to temples. On this day, a group of Christians started distributing, for free, books on Chistianity at market places, shops, clinics etc. and were even going door to door thus attacking Hindu Dharma. 8-10 Christians were going around in two vehicles with the books and explaining importance of Jesus. It was written on the last page of these books that ‘I read this book; I liked and accept it; therefore, I am ready to convert to Christianity.’ There was place reserved for writing name of the reader, his address and for signature. As the alert Hindus came to know of this ploy, they alerted other Hindus and took the Christians into custody raising their voice. Hindus burnt 1000 – 1500 books carried by them and handed over the Christians to police. Police later released them after giving a warning.