One of the senior functionaries of the Madhya Pradesh government wants the Christian couple tried for waging the war against India for their decision to marry in a church.
Laxmi Yadav, who is a member of the Madhya Pradesh Backward Classes and Minority Welfare Department and also enjoys minister of state status was present at the spot when Bajrang Dal goons stormed a church last week to stop the wedding of a Christian couple.
Bajrang Dal members were accompanied by local police, which arrested both Arun Kushwaha (bridegroom) and Subhadra Kushwaha (bride).
Now Yadav has said that he wanted the couple be tried for sedition.
Indian Express quoted him as saying, “This is the first case in the country when Christians were caught red-handed converting and marrying OBCs. We will reconvert them, purify them after sprinkling Gangajal and hold a Hindu marriage for the couple. I am seeking legal opinion on whether sedition charge could be invoked against the Christians for waging a war against the country.”
Accompanied by the Madhya Pradesh Police Bajrang Dal members on Wednesday entered a church in Satna and stopped a wedding ceremony alleging that the bride and the groom had been unlawfully converted to Christianity some years ago.
Kolgawan police team had entered the Church of God in India before arresting 10 people, including pastor Sam Samuel and the groom’s parents.
CSP (Satna) Sitaram Yadav alleged that the bride was a minor as she was 10 days short of turning 18.
He also informed that the couple had allegedly converted to Christianity four years ago without informing the district authorities, which is a crime under the state’s anti-conversion legislation.
(Photo: Indian Express)