Hyderabad: City police has denied permission to Christian Evangelical program that was to be attended by a foreigner in violation of Indian Visa Norms.
Local Pastor Sudhakar Rao is behind the “Prophetic Healing Conference” slated to happen between July 5 and 7 at Chikoti Gardens, Begumpet. South African Pastor M.W. Mashalane was illegally invited to attend this event.
As per the Indian norms, foreigners are prohibhited from participating in religious activities in the country.
Citing this rule, Hyderabad based NGO Legal Rights Protection Forum raised objection and filed complaint against the evangelist’s participation with Foriegners Regional Registrations Hyderabad office as well as with Central Bureau of Immigration Delhi.
The NGO also attached the reply received from Ministry of Home Affairs under Right to Information Act that clearly states that foreigners are prohibited indulging in religious activities in India.
Hindu Saghatan, a local organisation also filed petition in court against the open organizers of the event. Following these complaints Hyderabad Police rejected the permission of the scheduled evangelical program.