Arrested pastor used magic to convert people: Goa CM


Panaji, May 28 (IANS): Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday warned against religious conversion in Goa, claiming that a Christian pastor who was arrested for religious conversion earlier this week, used 'magic' to convert poor people.

"Dominic used to lure poor people for conversion. The government will take strict action. We will not allow religious conversion in Goa. We will act on complaints, whenever we receive them. We respect all religious, whether Hindu, Muslim or Catholic," the Chief Minister told reporters on the sidelines of the state Bharatiya Janata Party executive meeting in Panaji.

A Christian pastor who runs The Five Pillars church Dominic D'Souza and his wife Joan were booked under the the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisement) Act for allegedly using magic to convert people. Joan, however, was not arrested. The complaint was filed by a person who Dominic had allegedly tried to convert.

Dominic was subsequently arrested and later released on bail on Friday.

"There were two, three complaints filed (against Dominic) earlier. That he has got bail is secondary, but his house, where such activities were taking place, everything has been seized. We are investigating strongly. Religious conversions will not be allowed in Goa and strict action will be taken against those undertaking such activities," Sawant said.

"As far as my information, our Home Department has done a good job with filing cases against Dominic who was accused of religious conversion. He claimed to use magic to compel people to convert themselves. There have always been complaints against him, but the police department had not acted against him in this manner," the Chief Minister added.

 

  

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  • john Crasta, Mangaluru

    Sun, May 29 2022

    Sir, I would like see the video of the magic show .That is if you have it. Tell me sir, when the Vedas were written 4000 years back ,were you converted by a magic show? Catholic religion and Christian religion Wow Now I know British learnt “divide and rule “tactics from you. False evidence is a sin. God will curse the blessings (remove the graces) given to all those who give false evidence, those who knowingly support them and those who encourage them. .When God does that people’s heart will become hardened ,their minds will be shut, they will look but cannot see, they will speak but people will not understand and they will ultimately meet the fate of Pharaoh.

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  • Rakesh Pinto, Mangalore

    Sun, May 29 2022

    Be careful CM next time he wil magic and toppel your Govt soon..

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Sun, May 29 2022

    Idiocy of our people is infinite.

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  • Ravi, mangalore

    Sun, May 29 2022

    what about chanakya of BJP who topples the govt by using money magic...lol

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Sun, May 29 2022

    He claimed magic to compel people to convert themselves. BJP needs this pastor for conversion of MLAs for upcoming elections

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  • Vincent D'Souza, Belthangady

    Sun, May 29 2022

    Joel - what a Joke you have cracked!? Keep it up!

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Sun, May 29 2022

    Is this CM belongs to Sangh pariwar?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sun, May 29 2022

    Why would a Pastor who runs The Five Pillars Church convert using Magic ...

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  • sanjay pinto, manglaore

    Sun, May 29 2022

    Magic? cannot believe. BJP can go to any extent to harass muslims and christians..

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  • Jossy Tauro, Mangalore

    Sun, May 29 2022

    Magic for conversion... So people are fool to change their faith for magic. So in this world many magicians have ability to convert people.

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Sun, May 29 2022

    Christian don't practice magic so if CM is true he must be of indus culture

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Sun, May 29 2022

    If it's true let's use this pastor to topple this nikammi sarkar without delay

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  • Valson Mendonsa, Mangalore/USA

    Sun, May 29 2022

    Those who fights on the basis of relgion issues, they don't have religion ..cheap creature looking free Votes Banks..wihout doing walfare of poor people.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, May 29 2022

    What a rubbish complain?In this age Magic ,using drugs to convert cant be possible .simply giving stupid stories .Must be realistic complains .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sun, May 29 2022

    He must be a Tantrik ...

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  • Arun Menezes, Kallianpur / Udupi

    Sun, May 29 2022

    konscho maal phoonktai re irmaav, makaai saang...!

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Sun, May 29 2022

    If you can lure people to vote for you by divisive and communal politics then why he can not use magic to convert people?. We want to hear press statement from the pastor too otherwise there is no truth in this story.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Sat, May 28 2022

    magic ? or evil spirits? Evil spirits without moksha can not only roam outside but dwell within oneself also! ///// Any man or woman of any religion can be possessed by evil spirits or Holy Spirit of God through his free will choices. God also spirit can control anyone He likes and speak through him but God only controls whoever human with his or her own freewill allows for it but with addictions, attachments, bad emotions... evil spirits can control anyone easily or by sorcery or witchcraft. Only God through his people can deliver as evil spirits come to steal, destroy and kill to put someone into hellish situation. That's why too many suicides. Suicide spirit not from God only good spirits come from God such as love, peace, joy, self control, kindness, goodness...Pride, Lust, addictions, attachments...come from evil spirits. That's why too many rapes and crimes. These evil spirits possess humans and satisfy their lust or addictions.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, May 28 2022

    nobody can prevent human rights in accepting another faith.

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