A gaggle of males allegedly vandalised a e-book stall at Delhi’s World Ebook Honest on Wednesday after objecting to the distribution of copies of the Bible, The Indian Categorical reported.
The stall was being run by a Christian non-profit organisation named Gideon Worldwide.
Movies on social media confirmed protestors shouting slogans of “Jai Shri Ram”, “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Free Bible band karo [stop free Bibles]”.
An unidentified volunteer on the e-book truthful informed The Indian Categorical that there have been different stalls the place free texts from different religions have been additionally being distributed.
“The boys accused us of changing individuals by forcing them to take the books,” the volunteer stated. “We informed them that we have been solely distributing free books to passersby. There are others giving freely free texts from different religions. However they didn’t hear.”
The protestors approached the stall at round 2.15 pm on Wednesday, Newslaundry reported, citing a minimum of 15 witnesses and non-profit volunteers. The demonstrators started reciting the Hanuman Chalisa and informed the volunteers on the stall to “cease distributing copies of the Bible without cost” and to “cease changing individuals to Christianity”.
Whereas volunteers claimed that the protestors tore non secular books and posters, the police denied the allegation.
“We checked the realm as nicely, no books have been torn,” an unidentified police official informed The Indian Categorical. “The group had solely protested and was quickly eliminated. There was no disruption or violence. The Gideons don’t want to file a criticism and stated the matter was sorted.”
Vishwa Hindu Parishad spokesperson Vinod Bansal stated that the protest didn’t seem like an organised one. “A couple of individuals had discovered concerning the Christian group and went to confront them,” he stated. “These teams and missionaries convert individuals by forcing them to take books. We don’t help this and requested them to not do the identical. There was no violence or something.”
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