Mangaluru: 'BJP targetting Christian community' – Former MLA J R Lobo


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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Oct 16: After the state legislative committee on backward classes and minorities welfare directed officials to give a report on the working of Christian missionaries in the district, former MLA J R Lobo cried foul saying that the BJP government is targetting the Christian community.

Addressing media here on Saturday October 16, Lobo said, “The committee, targeting the Christian community, has taken the decision over allegations of religious conversion. The move made by the BJP is baseless. One needs to understand here that it is impossible to convert anyone forcibly to other religion. If such cases occur, there are certain laws to take action. BJP are unnecessarily criticizing a particular community.

“The Christian community is a peace loving community which has immensely contributed in the field of education, medical and social service. If the beneficiaries in the field of education, medical and social service underwent conversion, then 70% of the country’s population would have been Christianity. The community is BJP’s soft target political gain.

“The committee has also said that the committee members should visit churches on Sundays. The doors of churches are always open as God is one. Visit to the churches with a good motive are always welcome,” he said.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Ashi, Udupi

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    They target every single communities in India except Brahmin. Deference is each communities enjoying while other community on target.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    what is opinion of "brahman christian" community in this issue...

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    "brahman christian" i am amused by this word!.... brahmin did not spare Jesus also...!!

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  • C. D'Souza, Mangalore.38545

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    Syrian Christians in Kerala believe that St Thomas had visited Kerala and converted the upper caste Namboothiris to Christianity. They believe St Thomas had also built eight church in various parts of Kerala. The Syrian Christians are also known as St Thomas Christians. These Brahmins are higher than kings in earlier days.

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  • RJS, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    Very soon they will take over all institutions f on minority and sell it to Gujarati friends.

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  • Abdul Sattar Habiballah, Moolur /Jeddah.

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    Mr. Lobo you are thinking your community is safe and other minority will be targeted. Please come out from home and share with other minor cummunity. Drops of water will becomes the ponds then river and sea afterwards it becomes Ocean. My suggestion is get together with each and every minority other wise your community definately targeted in future which please note. We heard that your community is nutral, So be careful if you not joined other minor community ultimately you will be suffer 100% write in paper my words now it self. So it is my humble request is with you to support other minor community then only you will be in a safe ground.

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  • Ganesh, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    Mr Abdul Sattar, only one General knowledge question to you. Name one country in this world which has Muslim and other minority population of reasonable size and there is peace between the faiths. At least one ya please so that Hindus can find ways to copy these countries. I will also try my best to advertise it as an example of intercommunity harmony.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    oye ganesha... sattar has to tell you name of one country where muslims live in harmony with "sizeable" minority... After that you will start working for communal harmony in our motherland.... until then you will work against communal harmony in our motherland...? why not aim for communal harmony in our motherland right away....

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  • RJS, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    Ganesha ask your own Hindu brothers and sisters why they run out of India and work in UAE and other Arab countries. They will enlighten your narrow minded communal ideology.

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  • Ganesh, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    MR RJS, Jobs are not one way street. You give your services and get paid. is not India a market for their Oil?. Even these countries are slowly waking up to give preference to locals in jobs as the Crude reserves are starting to deplete.

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  • A.M. Belma, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    ARe you serious Bro? Dont you know what happened during CAA protests?

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    During CAA protests only one community protested because other communities had no reason to protest. Other minority communities support granting of citizenship to the persecuted minorities from neighbouring countries. The violence was deliberate and pre-planned.

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  • Donald Roche, Mangalore/Ruzai

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    Some people think that conversion is nothing but fancy dress. Gar vapsi means removing fancy dress.

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  • L Pais, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    Where are the usual Congress Leaders who masquerade as saviors of the minorities? Not seen or heard even one has raising a finger or issue a statement! Are they waiting for the issue to blow up OR waiting or the issue to die down so we forget? Its just pathetic!

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  • N.D. Shetty, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    Let the Govt agencies investigate .

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    similarly wealth of Art of Living, Isha foundation, iskcon, "Amma", etc. etc. etc. should be investigated....

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  • Anand Kumar, Mangagala Uru

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    Right said. Well said.

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  • K K Badruddin, Bajpe

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    I studied in a Christian school and didn't find any discrimination with the students of other communities. I indeed appreciate their selfless service, otherwise, hailing from a village, would not have been able to study. I thank them for this service. This is the case throughout India. We should be grateful for their educational institutions, hospitals and other institutions. Christian fathers were responsible for establishing great institutions like Father Muller's Hospital etc., Kudos to them.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    I can understand Bishop writing to CM about christian issues...

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  • Sheriff F, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Mr, Lobo! All should get on the streets and fight for it. A massive protest is the only answer. Do not expect someone else to do it for you as your cadres sit a home. Those days are gone!

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    Dude !! Just buzz off !!

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    brother the intension don't seem to so Nobel. The world has already seen through this. Be little patient let the development of Solar energy technology become full swing and we will see how many wants to come on road and who will fund it. petrol money have made enough damage so far.

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    That's in their hidden agenda with tantra manthra kuthantra Ella evarige bittide. No development no interest in constructing Ram Mandir even after 25 years kar sevak ram trust. Now diverting the issue with Muslim Christian dalit and other minority religion.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Mr. JR Lobo, my late father had/has high regards for your contribution as a no-nonsense MCC commissioner. That coming from my father means a lot to me. But this one from you I want believe is a blip/aberration and has nothing to do with what you represented as a career public servant and you as a person. You know that it is all about money in politics and why it is a flourishing career option for most criminals - you are a perfect exception. I will never lose respect of my father and his judgement.

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  • William Rodrigues, Milagres, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    May be Christians contribution to the society in common, speaks in volumes, which can not be tolerated by few. That's why this hue and cry. Firstly let all learn to be Indians.

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  • Hegde, Bangalore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    In fact some of our Christian class mates did not get admission to Pre university of one of Mangalore ‘s well known Christian institutions..for certain transgressions while in school .actually minor by today’s standards .. but such was the integrity of authorities .. priests ..etc ...(. Although From rich families . Well connected even politically ..were denied admission and not even given an interview ))..

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  • Ganesh Kamath, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    This congress and BJP both are the face of same coin. Taking advantage on religious matter is their beliefs.

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  • Suma Vasanth, Bajpe

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Talibanization in karnataka state under BJP governmanet

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    I think there is nothing to oppose the survey. The authority has to submit report about the legal functioning of targeted organisations. Why should we worry? We (the targetted organisations) can prove legal functioning by showing genuine evidences/records as per the rules.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    It’s much better to ask the disgruntled people of any religion to come forward who had been forcefully, by luring and by coercion to other religion along with official documentary proof and being registered in the new religious organization quoting official information from the new religious organisation. Only plain survey is one sided is of no validity and merit without proof of conversion.

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  • H A Dsouza, Damoh

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    People will come to Christ for peace and prosperity. Forced conversion is a lie. It solely related to spirituality. 2000 years back one man named JESUS came to this World lived 33 years Crucified raised from dead and charged the history of the World.

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  • Joshua, Mangalore/Rome

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Hey guys don't run after Christians.mind your own business. Our God is slow to anger. Word of God says Don't touch my prophets And do no harm to my anointed ones If you read this enough for you.

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  • John, Mangalore/dubai

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Shame shame poppy shame You people having 80%targetting 2% You are accepting god's curse by targeting weaker sections. We trust in living God he will fight for us.

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  • John pinto, Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Mr. Lobo is educated and one of the best minister in the history of mangalore

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  • SAN, Mangaluru

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    He was a minister? 🤔.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    ministry / minister has different meaning in Christianity min·is·try /ˈminəstrē/ noun 1. the work or vocation of a minister of religion: "he is training for the ministry" from oxford dictionary....

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  • Hegde, Bangalore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Parochial narrow minded leaders are now leading Bjp unfortunately.... We had earlier leaders like ..Vajpayee Jaswant Singh Yashwant Sinha Sushma Swaraj Arun Shourie .. etc many more ..all were highly qualified .. well read .. .... —- ——- Now It is sad to hear such statements coming out from a senior leader ...of the caliber of Mr Lobo .... Great number of Hindus from all walks ....have benefitted from high quality education from Christian schools and institutions of higher learning without charging exorbitant fees etc ..or bias .. We had full freedom in our day to day schooling .. college .. on religious matters ..In fact we did not know whether we were Hindu Christian Muslim etc ..years back .. playing .. studying.. parents not even discussing such matters.. Eating in each other’s houses .. studying together .. tuitions .. sports .. fights ..etc etc

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Dear Hegde, you understanding is much appreciated. Lets hope some sanity prvails with ruling dictats!

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Indeed those were wonderful days. I doubt whether today's children visit or their parents allow them to visit houses of other communities.

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  • AJ, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    Yes you or everybody didnt know and didnt difftenciate ..Its only after all types of chaddi sene and dalas which evolved like mushrooms , things started to change for worse..Prople started to diffrenciate based on religions as their minds were systematically poisoned .

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    The same spirit continue in the present school going children or youngsters working. My family and my children are closely associated with hindu people rather Christian people. But never felt about religion. I studied in Hindu school and my head master used to read from bhagavat Gita bible and quaran in moral class and requesting student s to read daily. There people believed in God and not religion. Now a section of people who don't believe God or religion create this hate for political or religious gain for some other people some benefits

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Readers, Christians are a tiny minuscule minority in India.. They are visible in large numbers only in a few North east states like Nagaland and Mizoram.. Else where they are extremely non existent !! Christians should not overtly try to proselytize other sections of our society by influencing them with education, healthcare and social services.. doing so would be detrimental to their image in our nation !!!

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  • Anand Kumar, Mangagala Uru

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    False Almeida. You stink. All your comments stink.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    The BJP government at the center and state is a total failure. It just wants to impress the fringe groups with this new idea.

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  • anthony, mangalore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Majority Appeasment with Minority Bashing for Headlines Management and Divert the attention of the common man from the All round failures of the BJP Govt at the center and at the state level. This is nothing but plain Harassment of a peaceful Christian community. It was this Bogey of Conversions that was used to whip up Anti Religeous feelings that led to the unwarranted attacks on our Churches in 2008 on the pretext of a publication that had its roots in Andhra Pradesh. High time the BJP takes up peoples issues like rising prices, Unemployment, fuel prices, atrocities on women, Appointment of Lokpal, Farmers issues, the list is endless.

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  • Agee, Indian-UAE

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    When only 2 % Indian Christians can do such tremendous work for society..why can't rest.... Indian catholic are for PEACE and prosperity 🕊️

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    When we know and when we are clear that there are no conversions and our number is not increasing then why we are taken aback by the survey of our state government? Let them do survey...Let them visit the churches/educational institutions/health institutions/ashrams/orphanages/ngo's etc. Lets welcome them....let them see how we work....let them see whatever doubts they have....let them clarify and follow our model to build a healthy nation/united nation/trustworthy nation/humane nation....Arch bishop and religious leaders need not worry at all .....god bless them ......No one can be converted BY FORCE unless otherwise they are willing to convert or have deeper longing of Christianity......ALL.

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    Cynthia: no Christian are worried with surveys because everyone knows like fake bjp they will try to target Christian community in name of surveys. They have a hidden and broader hidden agenda which will be revealed later on.

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  • dk shetty, mangalore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Very nice strategy to deflect my party (BJP) short comings. All the jumlas falling on the ground so they need some idotic business case to divert peoples focus. I am against any conversion from any religion to any other religion through cohersion/money/other incentives. However if anyone wants to move into another dharma on his/her own volition. Lakhmpur situation is diverted by movie star sons drug case Gujarat drug movements/seizure to Mumbai drug cases I don't understand how they can think that majority of hindus will buy their diversion tactics !!! We can see through all these circus, lets wait and see how we hindu can vote next loksaba elections and bring a major change. For me now im not a fan of BJP or congress, I am A normal citizen, I will NOT buy these fake Hindutva of RSS /BJP. Sanatna dharma is watered by millions of tapsivis, rishis and these fake saffron clad RSS/BD/VHP clowns.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Let BJP bring in any law regarding conversion but Do Not Vote BJP either who are converted or non converted. BTW, BJP govt doesn’t believe it’s official annual general public census which has all the details of section of communities. Now BJP wants to send its activists as officials to do thier own survey on population and give a fabricated report. This is another form of moral policing.

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  • Francis, Shirva/UK

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    BJP is completely bankrupt and government is failed in every front, they have nothing to show achievements to the people, therefore religion and caste becomes number one priority to hide their failure. It is up to people to make decision

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  • Agnes, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Now they will find out the power of pork dishes in Christian communities . Next they will ban eating pork as Christians eat pork and get energy for conversion.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    LObo is the most dignified politicians I have ever seen in the history of Mangaluru city MLAs...it is only and only because of the blind religion love of majority people that he lost last time...very unfortunate and the monkeys of land of monkeys proved that they are indeed..manganakulu...

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    For BJP conversion of Heart is a need of the day..... If they visit church regularly it will happen....... I request you to visit the orphanages and Home for Aged run by Christian community too......!!!!

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Lobaam always talks sense. The last 2 sentences in the article touch the heart. Christians indeed are a peace loving community. I also love them. Conversion, targetting and all this, I amn very uncomfortable. Like Jesus said of the wrong doers ' Forgive them for they know not, what they are doing '... We must say the same and move on.

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  • SAN, Mangaluru

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    True christians are really good humans...my experience.

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  • Indian, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    BJP is blind to iskcon distributing pamphlets. To swamijis coming door to door asking for donations. Blind to all these fake babas who build cults like nithyananda, asaram bapu and many more. Blind to yoga gurus groping women in the name of yoga.

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  • Mohan mangalore, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    E jana olu itthnd marre eeth dina

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  • Fernandes, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Lobo should get his facts right.

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Can you spell out the facts? Facts on ground are loud and clear! Sad if you havent sensed yet.

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  • Akash, Mlore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Paapa lobo .. next election da preparation du uller

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  • Abigail Monteiro, Gorigodda

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    We can’t do much we can just pray Tu Sabal Saldora,

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Saldore cold storage......Milagres ???

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Saldore serves the best Beef & Pork in Mangaluru ...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Yes...you know him Jossey sir ?? Do they have banch at Kemmannu ? Any idea extending till Thane, Nalasopara Jossey sir ?...When we were small....one song was sung in our neighborhood when all of the youth go for fishing in rainy season.....the first 2 lines go like this.......saiba mujya salvadora, dhenklo udlo dambun dhara....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Cynthia, You can't embarrass me in front of Thousands ...

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Arre deva....mujya malamathi....now what did i do ? For every reply of mine, you are raising objection and accuse me .....Take positively 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  • Vivan Noronha, Bajpe

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Next few doors bakery where we can get best kereng chips!

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  • Cynthia, Dk

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    I will parcel few packets of kereng chips to jossey sir for his 8pm

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  • Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Thane

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    should stop Converting ...

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Thane - as the name suggests why did you convert multitudes of citizens in Norway / Holland & rest of EU to this very name ??? Why did you go to that country & started preaching as per your title name ?

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  • JNB, Manglore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    you try to convert yourself and see instead of barking !

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    JNB, You mean you belong to this Community ...

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  • JNB, Manglore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    my reply was given to Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Thane

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    Who is converting, it is you people selling and distributing free BHAGWAD GEETHA books in the street, specially in UK and US. Roman catholics do not convert any one, nor they need. can you prove one incident ?

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 16 2021

    You would be a Christian too right now if so illegal conversions would actually take place in thane.

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