Adyar Gopal Parivar
Coversion and Demography
The effect of conversion is on demography. Demography is the statistics of the
population. The ratio between various denominations is part of demography. How many
Hindus are there? How many Muslims are there? How many temples are there? How
many mosques are there? How many minority institutions are there? Which religion is in
the minority? How many people are educated? How many school drop-outs are there?
All these questions are answered by demographic analysis.

Does conversion of people from one religion into another change the demography? Yes.
If one family is converted from Hindu to Christian then the number of people belonging
to Christian religion become higher. This is the simple reason why people belonging to
the affected religion get upset.
In a democracy the numbers are important because the democratic nation runs on the
rule of the majority. The majority of people voting for a particular issue. The issue of
electing a mayor of a city or municipality or a Graam Panchaayat depends on the
numbers. If more Christians are living in the city then a Christian mayor will have a
larger chance of winning the seat.

The opposition to conversion is not based on purely religious matters. The opposition
and protests against conversion are not in relation to superiority of a religion, or
religious doctrine. It is not a debate between two religious views. It does not involve
correctness of the religion or if it is superstitious, and deserves to be abandoned. Every
citizen's religious belief is based on the religion of the parents, guardians, teachers and
friends. An Indian child will learn Italian language if the child grows amongst the Italians
in Italy. A Hindu child will lean to Christianity if he or she grows amongst the Christians
in America. The community shapes a person's beliefs and preferences. A person is
influenced by the majority with which he deals in his life. Therefore if a large number of
Hindus are converted into Christians then the Hindus will lose their culture and their
hold on the matters relating to the community.

The reservation is based on castes and religions. The tribals who belong to the
Scheduled Tribe category to claim reservation as STs can change their religion and not
lose the reservation benefits. This is provided to the ST caste because of their inherent
rights as the original land-owners. The tribals are regarded as the children of the soil. It
is only now that the tribals are superior to all other inhabitants in India. India originally
belonged to the tribals, so to say. Other castes lose the reservation benefits if they
change their religion and become non-Hindu. Only Hindu Scheduled Castes exist.

There are Christian STs as well as Muslim STs or other STs who worship other gods.
All STs are regardless of their beliefs belong to STs. But all SCs belong to Hindu
religion. There is no Christian SCs. Conversion of Hindu SCs into Christianity does not
affect the percentage of recipients of reservation benefits, and therefore this conversion
does not usually happen.

Protests are violent because the act of persuasion of the missionaries is difficult to be
classified as breaking the law. The Law does not come to the help of the Hindus to
prevent clandestine conversions of their tribes into Christianity by the missionaries.
Missionaries who try to convert the tribals into Christianity are not breaking any Law but
the effect of their actions bring disaster to the Hindus living in that area by changing the
demography of the area.


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