In late 1998 a Hindu backlash occurred against the
Christian conversion effort in India. This happened mainly in tribal
communities that had long been targeted by the missionaries. Note
that Christian missionaries dont come to dialogue with Hindu
religious leaders, whom they cannot possibly convert, but to target
the poor and uneducated. What does this say about their
Rather than looking to the real cause of the
problem, which was missionary interference in tribal life, the
western influenced media tried to blame Hindu fundamentalism as the
danger. They portrayed Hindus as intolerant and exaggerated the
violence against Christians while ignoring Christian violence
against Hindus. They failed to remember the bloody history and
intolerant attitudes of the missionaries.
Though only one missionary was killed during the
entire period, they tried to portray it as a bloodbath or massacre
of Christians in India.