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Concern over missionary activities in Kashmir

Srinagar: Voicing concern, Kashmir Ulema here have said that missionaries were coming to Kashmir as tourists and luring innocent people, especially orphans, to Christianity.  A meeting was organized by Majlis-e-Tahafuz-e-Iman, an amalgam of religious scholars and Ulema, under the chairmanship of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, April 16. Mirwaiz has been quoted as saying “it seems missionaries have spread their net, here under a well-planned conspiracy.”

He added instead of closing down, after reports of converting Muslim youth to Christianity that surfaced a few years ago, missionaries here have regrouped in a big way.

Expressing concern over activities of missionaries offering money and other incentives to convert youth to Christianity, Mirwaiz  warned that any such effort would be resisted tooth-and-nail.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 May 2013 on page no. 10

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