The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 3, 1968 · Page 86
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 86

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 3, 1968
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Palm Beach Tost-Times Sunday, Nov. 3. 1968 G3 Missionary Activity Is Suspect DISCOUNT DEPARTMENT STORES We're having a double celebration, and you reap the savings! It's the first birthday of our North Palm Beach store . . . and the Grand Re-Opening of our completely remodeled West Palm Beach store. Browse through our fully stocked men's, boys' and children's 1 department's, and find everything you need in the newest ions and accessories ... at amazina savinash Jashii V -4 7" Ml HI V.v "Jf k r;.t i Men's Short Sleeve Knit Shirts Party Dresses! 1" wethm NEW DELHI (AP) Darkening clouds of suspicion and hostility are settling over Christian missionaries in parts of India. Though long the target of nationalist groups, missionary ies operated fairly freely when Jawaharlal Nehru's Congress party was in almost total control of India's state governments. The erosion of Congress power and the emergence of less secular-minded parties to positions of influence have soured the atmosphere for missionaries in several states. The Congress-run central government maintains Nehru's fairly tolerant though watchful attitude. A Home Ministry spokesman says foreign missionaries already In India will be allowed to stay "so long as we don't have anything against them." No new missionary will he allowed to enter the country unless an Indian Christian is unavailable to do his job, he adds. This means that few new. missionaries are coming to India. The total number of foreign missionaries has remained roughly at 5,000 for five years. The treatment of missionaries in slates where the militant pro-Hindu Jana Sangh party has taken root is less tolerant. It has called for throwing all foreign missionaries out of the country. The most publicized case was the expulsion of the Spanish Jesuit Vincente Ferrer from Maharashtra State last May. Father Ferrer organized a successful agricultural co-operative in 700 impoverished villages and In the process antagonized many less successful bureaucrats and politicians among them the highly vocal Jana Sangh group. He will be allowed to return to India, but not to Maharashtra. It is uncertain which state will receive him. In Madhya Pradesh State, where the Jana Sangh is a major partner in a non-Congress coalition, the government recently made it an offense to convert a person by "force, allurement or other fraudulent means." The state's archbishop ordered his Catholic followers to disregard the law "even It it means going to jail." He said the bill's inclusion ot medical and other aid as "illegal allurements" is "a wonderful handle in the hands ot mischievous elements to further harass the Christian and other minority communities in the state." Introducing the bill, Iho Madhya Pradesh home minister, Jana Sanghi charged that Christian missionaries were deceitfully converting the state's non-Hindu tribal hill people. He claimed there Is a Christian conspiracy to create a, "belt of anti-national forces" throughout eastern India which the next-door state of Orissa already had challenged by enacting a similar bill last December. The Hindustan Times criticized the home minister as having confused nationalism with belonging to another religion. The reference to a "belt" ot Christian influence touches an issue that troubles not only the Jana Sangh. The problem, simply put, Is that the powerful Christian missionary Influence among the hill peoples of eastern India has had a political effect. Operating for decades In northeastern Assam and Na-galand, missionaries are widely supposed to have Imparted to the hill peoples a high literacy rate and a consciousness of their difference from the predominantly Hindu population of the plains. This estrangement, possibly furthered but hardly created by the missionaries, smouldered and then erupted In guerrilla warfare In two heavily Christianized areas, Nagaland and the Mizo hills. The Indian army Is trying to quell the two rebellions, which may be aided by Pakistan and Communist China. Last month the Indian government granted a substate status to the restless, largely Christian hill peoples of Assam excluding the Mizos in an attempt to keep them from resorting to guerrilla action. Missionaries thus find themselves caught between the twin pressures of nationalism and national security. "It's time for ui to leave the Ml m . i '"A Comp. 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