NEW DELHI: Close on the heels of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remarks against Mother Teresa, another right wing organisation Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today launched a scathing attack on Christian missionaries accusing them of indulging in false claims of attacks on churches.
Demanding a free and fair enquiry into the attacks, the Hindu-outfit maintained that such false campaigns had been launched during the previous NDA regime too by the missionaries to bring a bad name to the country.
"It is very well known that Christian missionaries have been carrying out a vicious, aggressive campaign.
"Whenever this horizonal religious conversion programme of the missionaries faces a threat of getting exposed, the missionaries get into the act of playing victim and try to draw sympathy," VHP's joint general secretary Surendra Kumar Jain told reporters here today.
Jain, who led a delegation to the National Minority Commission to submit a memorandum for an enquiry into the attacks, also referred to the latest attack on a school in Vasant Vihar here recently and alleged that the school administration deliberately suspended classes to "blackmail the Government".
"We have requested the Commission to conduct an impartial enquiry which could go a long way in maintaining communal harmony in the country," he said, adding that a copy of the memorandum has been sent to Prime Minister and Home Minster.
Defending Bhagwat's remarks against Mother Teresa that conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind her service to the poor, he claimed she had herself said during a dharna here that there was nothing objective in the world.
"It means there was some subject and the subject was nothing but conversion," he said.
She had said this when she was asked whether her service to the poor was intended at religious conversion, he noted.