What is the population of Christians in India? As per census of 2011, Christian population is about 2.78 crores (28 million), which is 2.30% of the total population. But, reality is far from the official figure, as population of Christians with Hindu names is far bigger. Such Christians with Hindu names are sitting at higher offices of Bureaucracy and Judiciary and blatantly run deep institutional control and misuse their offices to promote and propagate Christianity. Justice R. Banumathi, who is the first woman Supreme Court Judge from Tamil Nadu, is all set to retire on July 19. During her farewell speech, she revealed her faith, “Though I am a Hindu, I believe in the gospel of Jesus. By the Grace of Jesus, I got educated and came up in life. I got into the Tamil Nadu higher judicial services at the age of 33 in 1988 and served the institution for over 3 decades.” Next, she didn’t hesitate to promote and propagate Christianity when she said, “During my judicial service, there were mountains of obstacles for no reason. Yet, no human hand could prevent what Jesus Christ has ordained for me in my life.”
Was it a farewell speech or Friday sermon in a Church? Can a Hindu judge invoke a Hindu God like this? One can imagine secular media would have gone ballistic at invoking a Hindu God by a Hindu Judge. In secular India, where a retiring judge must not promote her faith so blatantly at her office, however, Justice R. Banumathi didn’t waste an opportunity to proselytize. Did her religious fanaticism influenced her past verdict? Sankrant Sanu answers.
Sankrant Sanu, who is author and researcher based in Seattle and Gurgaon, is a graduate of IIT Kanpur and the University of Texas and holds six technology patents. He writes in his article “the great game in Jallikattu” about “Project Thessalonica” evangelical project that systematically aims to attack Hindu festivals and institutions. They have made environmental groups to raise the voice so that Ganesh processions, Kumbh Melas and Jagannath Rath Yatras are limited.
In 2006, a lawyer Shaji Chellan had actually filed a writ petition seeking permission for rekla (bullock cart) race at Thaniankootam in Ramanathapuram district. The lawyer claims that Justice R. Banumathi (now a Supreme Court judge) expanded the scope of the case on her own and banned rekla race, oxen race and jallikattu. Not only did the Judge on her own add Jallikattu to the case, she also overturned the precedence of earlier judgments to ban multiple festivals in one go. What is alarming Mr. Chellan says the judgment was passed immediately after lunch break on the day of admission itself without notice being issued to any party.” It is to be noted Jallikattu is not just a sport, this is an age old practice to groom and sustain indigenous bovine breeds.
Justice R Bhanumati also ruled against the right of Podhu Dikshidhars, traditional Hindu priests at the fifth-century Natarajar Temple at Chidambaram to manage their own affairs. In February 2010, she justified the government takeover of the administration of the famous fifth-century Natarajar temple in Chidambaram saying, ‘Administration of temple is purely secular and the state can intervene and regulate the administration if the secular activities of the institution are mismanaged.’ The judgment, however, was overturned by the Supreme Court earlier this year.”
These two cases are the tip of iceberg, where such practicing Christians with Hindu names run deep institutional control in India to favour Christianity. What is plain lie is that though, she is a practicing Christian with Hindu identity, who believes in the Gospel of Jesus, she still claims to be a Hindu. In India, practicing Christians with Hindu names/identity are called Crypto Christians. Crypto-Christianity is the secret practice of Christianity under the garb of retaining Hindu names. In India, population of Crypto Christians is growing hugely. Arundhati Roy, another crypto Christian opposes everything Vedic, Yogic and Dharmic, but wholeheartedly supports anti India forces like separatists, Jihadi and Naxalites. R. Banumathi, who is elevated to the post of Supreme Court Judge allegedly runs her own agenda misusing her office.
Article 25(1) of the Constitution says “all persons,” not just Indian citizens, are equally entitled to the freedom of conscience and the right to profess, practise and propagate religion freely. However, the right to propagate does not mean the right to convert. If conversion forcibly done and not by choice of the person converting, is illegal. Were our founding fathers prudent to draft this law with the background of 200 years of subjugation by Britishers, Christians, who used every method to demean and uproot ancient faith and culture of land? Today’s alarming situation demands it must be Indic religions, which should practiced and propagated freely in India.