Angry Christians Protest BJP for Rejecting Pastor's Visa

Published 16 February 2018  |  
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Christians in Meghalaya have protested the ruling BJP-led government after it denied visa for the Baptist World Alliance Chief, Rev. Paul Msiza, to attend the 150 years of Christianity in Garo Hills region.

In the election-bound state, the fiery Christians demanded help into the Visa requirement of the Baptist preacher even as Lone National People's Party Lok Sabha member, Conrad K. Sangma on Feb. 7 wrote to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

The Garo Baptist Convention is celebrating 150 years of Christianity at Rajasimla in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills.

The Baptist Church was established in Garo Hills at Rajasimla in 1867. It is celebrating 150 years of Christianity from Feb. 8 to 11.

"The Christians communities, especially from Baptist community in Garo Hills are very upset with the central government for rejecting the visa of the Baptist World Alliance Chief, Paul Msiza to attend a four-day celebration of 150 years of Christianity in Garo Hills region," said Bijoy Sangma, Vice President of Asia Pacific Baptist Federation.

"It was shocking to get the news of rejection of the Visa by the Indian Consulate. We are extremely disappointed that we are going to miss the Global head of the Baptist Christian community on this historic occasion. The BWA President for us is the Pastoral head of the Baptists Community worldwide like His Holiness the Pope of the Catholic community" he added, according to Indian Express.


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