UPDATE: CHRISTIANS FACE IMMEDIATE AND LONG TERM THREAT
The way the Shabri Kumbh Mela organisers saturated Dangs with incitement to kill Christians indicates they intended it should culminate in a deadly pogrom against Dangi Christians. However the Shabri Kumbh Mela ended without violence. Clearly God intervened and preserved his children in answer to the prayers of many, and for this we thank and praise him. But Dangi Christians are facing a very insecure future in this toxic environment caused by the torrent of anti-Christian hate propaganda that was openly distributed. The Hindu nationalist Sangh Parivar are claiming success in Dangs, boasting 'great gains', i.e. many conversions. They envisage exporting their new conversion strategy right across the tribal belt of north India. This is extremely threatening.
The Sanghs are trying to boost the numbers of Hindu nationalist voters and militants, with the overall aim of getting the Hindu nationalist BJP elected to power in the 2009 federal elections. Meanwhile, the militants will be used to crush the Sangh Parivar's greatest threat: Christians and the Christian missions whose health and education services bring liberation to enslaved, down-trodden tribals who have long been victims of Aryan Hindu racist persecution. Violence against Christians is escalating in frequency and intensity, particularly across the north India tribal belt. Please pray for God's intervention to protect and empower his Church, and to frustrate the plans of the wicked.