IAS Evangelist Umashankar Must Be Stopped

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    ‘Kill those who indulge in homosexuality’ the poster prominently placed in the public square screamed quoting a Biblical verse. The poster also featured a cheering face of approval –the face of C.Umashankar, IAS. The poster informed the viewers that Umashankar IAS, who was then in-charge of law and order in the state, would participate in the ‘anti-homosexuality’ campaign run by ‘Tamil Nadu Christian Progressive Federation’, a quasi-socio-political fundamentalist outfit not much well known outside Kanyakumari district.
    Such incendiary posters exemplify the worldview which Umashankar, an IAS officer in Tamil Nadu, shares and propagates. Most of his prayer meetings are public displays of virulent Christian propaganda filled with apocalyptical abominations that warn the people of impending natural catastrophes passed off as a consequence of divine retribution. When disaster struck Uttarakhand, the civil servant gave an interview to a prominent Tamil tabloid close to DMK on his premonitions about impending disasters, saying that his Bibilical God is punishing the Indian Gods and that his God had warned him of such disasters. The IAS officer was categorical in his statement:
    “The countdown has started for huge disasters in the world. But of all nations India is going to suffer the worst of divine retribution for it is in India that idols are worshipped.”
    The real question then is this and it goes beyond article 25 of the constitution: Can an IAS officer or for that matter anyone go around instigating fear psychosis and murderous hatred towards the ‘other’ – in this case both idol-worshippers and homosexuals? Does the article 25 allow such murderous hatred towards fellow Indian citizens?
    Of late Kanyakumari district has seen a torrent of fundamentalist provocations from the evangelists – high decibel prayer meetings during their festivals, provocative posters about prayer crusades near their temples etc. Already Justice Venugopal, largely seen as someone ideologically closer to Dravidian movement, in his report on Mandaikadu riots of 1982 had stated that evangelical proselytization activities in the district were major causes towards the riots. He had recommended complete cessation of evangelical activities and ban on forcible conversion not only in the district but also in the state itself.
    However the provocations have been continuing. The political configuration too should not be missed out here. The IAS officer finds support with the diocese of the Church of South India (CSI). The organization is politically strong and some of its key-office bearers belong to Congress party in the district. For example the district INC head is the treasurer of CSI diocese. Helen Davidson, the ex-MP of Nagercoil, had earlier sided with the diocese when the evangelical children homes run in the district were sealed by the district child welfare authorities because of the lack of infrastructure and complaint of abuse.
    It is in this combustible context that Umashankar was warned by the district administrationto not create trouble by his brand of preaching which involves hatred and inducing fear psychosis among the masses.
    So before the talking heads of the media world manufacture outrage and bat for the so-called freedom of religion, they need to ask themselves– “are we fine supporting a civil servant who engages in a discourse filled with hatred and violent imagery?”

    http://t.co/5XMk25Spi6

    why bjp silent?
    They should point of other parties hypocrisy and media!
     
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    Thanks for posting, I did see TV debate on this issue today.
     
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    April 2, 2014
    NEWS 2014 -The media leaders of the Indian Church came together on one platform as they gathered for a two-day national seminar organized at Don Bosco Centre and Teen Murti Bhavan, New Delhi on February 21 & 22, 2014. The seminar, ENVISIONING MEDIA 2025, organized by the Society of St Paul and the CBCI Office for Social Communications, focused on the role of media in communicating the message of Christ to the people of today. Several speakers from India and abroad shared their insights to about 150 participants from all over India. The Seminar was organized to mark the centenary of the foundation of the Pauline Family in Alba, Italy, by the "media marvel of our times" -- Blessed James Alberione.
    Inaugurating the two-day event, Most Rev Anil Couto, Archbishop of Delhi, spoke of the indispensability of the media in our evangelizing mission, for carrying out the command of the Lord to proclaim the good news to the ends of the earth in season and out of season. He said the committed leaders in this apostolate are the members of the Society of St Paul, carrying on the charism given them by Blessed James Alberione.
    In his keynote address Monsignor Paul Tighe, Secretary, Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Vatican City, Rome, focused on the 50th anniversary of Inter Mirifica, its achievements as a document of Vatican II. According to him, "it is a heavily criticized document; at the same time it placed communications media on the agenda of the Church's mission".
    Speaking on the advantages of the new media, Fr Jeffrey Mickler from Ohio, USA , a member of the Society of St Paul, said, "God's capacity to speak to the people has been changed with the development in media technology. And people's capacity to listen and understand has altered, too." He also spoke at length on the unique charism handed over t5o the Church by Blessed James Alberione, the founder of the Pauline family. Fr George Plathottam, SDB, representing the CBCI Office for Social communications, spoke extensively on the theme: 'Social Communications and Mission of the Church in India'.
    Activists and media personnel such as Fr Raymond Ambroise, Secretary, FABC Office for Social Communications, Dr. John Dayal, Ms Esther Kar and Ms Anna Vetticad shared their insights on 'Church and Mainstream Media: Challenges and Possibilities'. All of them called for Church's active participation in the mainstream media activities despite the setbacks of the past and challenges ahead. Justice Kurien Jospeh, Honorable Judge of the Supreme Court of India called upon Church's media activists to identify and fight the evils existing in the society , making use of the present-day communication media..

    Most Rev.Thomas Menamparampil, SDB, Archbishop Emeritus of the diocese of Guwahati, explained from his vast experience how the communication media can effectively be used for community building and peace initiatives. Fr Dominic Emmanuel, SVD, Spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Delhi highlighted the challenges and need for PR in Church. Enumerating some of the success stories of people who have used the media effectively, Fr Joe Eruppakkatt, SSP enlightened the audience on the importance of engaging the media for sharing the good news with the men and women of our country.
    A special session of the seminar at the prestigious Teen Murti Bhavan was chaired by Mr Navin Chawla, the former Election Commissioner of India. According to him the election Commission of India plays a vital role as the third umpire to oversee the democratic processes in the country. Sociologist cum Educationist T. K. Oommen, award winning journalist Josy Joseph and entertainment journalist Anna MM Vetticad also threw light on 'India 2025: Democracy and Media'. Each of them spoke of the strengths and weaknesses of Indian democracy and the influence of the media.
    During the concelebrated Mass on the first day of the Seminar to mark the two-fold occasion of the centenary of the foundation of the Pauline Family and the Golden Jubilee of the presence of the Society of St Paul in New Delhi , Most Rev. Salvatore Pennacchio, the Apostolic Nuncio to India, paid glowing tributes to the members of the Society of St Paul and the entire Pauline Family for their commendable work in the Church through the media apostolate.

    India: National Seminar - Envisioning Media 2025
     
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    Intelligence and security agencies are flooded with letters from Indian visa officers posted in US UK and EU - giving an alert
    about the suspicious ways of seeking Tourists visas to stay for six months- And the US tourists selecting travel venues like Rayalaseema, Thanjaur, Hubli and Kakinada, Guntur. Indian visa officials are keen to know why such remote places are chosen.
    In addition to this few Members of Parliament also phone up Indian diplomats in these countries to request grant six months visas
    Union Ministry of Home Affairs is perturbed over such alert messages from visa officers of Indian embassies in these countries.
    Is it conversion or ghar vaapasi- or for that matter some missionaries are deputing their heads to India-with an intention to
    allure Indians to that particular community.

    BUZZ PRATHIBHA ADVANI FOUND OUT WHY PRESIDENT OBAMA KEEPS A MINI HANUMAN IDOL IN HIS COAT PACKET | R. Rajagopalan1951
     
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    I come from a family of civil servants (both services and G1 gazetted).

    Gazetted officers are not allowed to participate in political and organized-religious activity, while in service (and not just on duty). Article 25 of the Constitution comes with riders.

    The "why do officers undertake Laxmi puja in offices during Diwali" argument from the designate Vaticunt on Times Now is non-sequitur garbage, because the officers are not participating in organized religion or propagating a religion. Here in Telangana, the same offices who perform Laxmi puja also host Iftar parties at taxpayers' expense during Ramadan, in which families of all officers from a department are invited (not just the Muslim ones). That doesn't amount to propagating Islam.

    What this sub-human Vaticunt is doing is propagating religion in an organized setting, and his IAS title is being displayed next to his name. That is a violation. So is "God punished Hindu sinners in Uttarakhand."
     
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    Saw the debate on this topic on 27 January on NewsHour...

    This IAS officer is a verbal terrorist and called all other Gods a waste.He is using his "IAS" tag and maligning a govt position and needs to be immediately sacked and booked in a case.

    Also a guy(orange dress at 14:30) showed a letter in the debate that Jesus is projected as "God of Low Caste" by these missionaries.This is a direct insult of so called "Low Caste" people of India.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJxSg4dejsM

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    These snakes are getting exposed day by day. I am glad these people are going to make our case strong further and help us committing to our observations more against Hindu apologists.
     
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    I am not sure how many people in the forum know this.. these evagalicals In local Tamil Call the Bible as "Veda book" and bible reading sessions are called " veda studying session(in tamil)" .. you should hear the songs they have crated with words "stotram" and many more sankrit words.. Even worse Saffron robes for velankani festival... the list goes very big
     
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    What happening these days - why all of a sudden everything getting exposed? Not a day goes by without secularism or right to preach/convert debates
     
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    Thsi has been going on for hundreds of years at this point:
    Roberto de Nobili - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This guy was preaching around 15th century. There is another thread "Games evangelicals play" where there are pictures of such things posted.
     
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    these are going on for years! VHP helped bringing out open, by awareness(covertly). #gharwapsi
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    The Italian Govt of India is not in charge these days.Antonia is the biggest Missionary in India appointed by Italian Church to harvest "low caste" souls.Most of the souls in NE is harvested and now aim is South India.

    That's the reason. :truestory:

    These Wahabi Missionaries are getting exposed.No difference between Owaisi and Umashankar.

    Now how the f this Christian Missionary Terrorist "Umashankar" has a Hindu name? How many more like him are hiding under Hindu names??? :hmm:
     
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    So this man is an IAS responsible for law and order while an editor in Mumbai is arrested for reprinting Charlie Hebdo cartoon. :tsk:

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    Exposing these people is just the start, their entire operation needs to be shut down.

    Anyway, which all channels are even covering this?
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    It is quite ridiculous that a serving govt person indulges in hate speech and proselytising, totally contravening the Civil Service Rules.

    Also the Constitution does not permit dividing society and the Civil Service Rules are amplifications.

    Father Immanuel's statement that by perception the Tamil Writer declared himself 'dead'. Sadly, this Pado does not understand that there is a lot of difference between the general population and Govt servants.

    However, if this type of stupidity spreads and police and SF Forces also starts doing this , the country will explode.

    The lawyers are also totally off.

    All this is happening indicates how the stupid political interpretation of 'secular' and 'secularism'.
     
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    I am sure this is fake news or implant to give it some hundred year history... I have been seeing these cristian processions since i was a child "velangaki festival in chennai" the saffron colour has started in the last 2 years only along with tonsur head..

    The gold colur pole(dwajstumbum or temple flag staff) is also some thing new these guys are creating now..
     

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