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Right-wing Hindu group in UP chants ‘death to Santa Claus’, burns effigy

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Agra: A right-wing Hindu group on Christmas evening burnt an effigy of Santa Claus in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra and shouted slogans against the Christian community.

The right-wing group first shouted the slogan of ‘go back Santa Claus’ and then started beating the effigy of Santa Claus with their shoes and feet and later they burnt it in public to protest against alleged conversions.

The angry mob shouted that they will not let happen the alleged religious conversion in India and the video of the same is now doing rounds on social media.

On December 24, a group of people from the Bajrang Dal gathered at Saint John’s chowk in Agra and started sloganeering against the holy festival, reports said.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Hindu right-wing organization submitted a memorandum to the District Magistrate of Agra and blamed the Christian community for converting Hindu children into their missionary schools.

The Bajrang Dal members had allegd that Christian missionaries are heavily engaged in converting Hindu children into their religion.

 

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