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For decades, India has struggled with the issue of 'forced' religious conversions to Christianity. Missionaries in India converted 1 lakh individuals and adopted 50,000 villages in a year, according to recent reports, taking advantage of the lockdown enforced because of the Covid-19 outbreak. In addition, the missionaries constructed a record number of churches in hundreds of communities where none had previously existed.

Subsequently, reports have surfaced of a Christian convert son refusing to cremate his Hindu mother, providing yet another example of how the Christian conversion mafia is causing rifts in Hindu families. Even though his mother had not joined Christianity, Dharam Pratap Singh, who later became David, allegedly wished to bury his mother Saroj Devi and refused to cremate her as per Hindu tradition.

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Shweta Suman, Saroja Devi's granddaughter, a Jharkhand native, learned of her father's unwillingness to execute the cremation. She struggled all the way to Jharkhand to ensure her grandmother's cremation was carried out according to the specified protocols for Atma Mukti, even under a rigorous lockdown.

Shweta Suman has petitioned the local SP for an investigation into her grandmother's death and her maternal uncle's conversion to Christianity. His maternal uncle used to push his maternal grandmother to convert to Christianity, according to the suit. Saroj Devi died on Wednesday, but owing to the demand for burial, David did not conduct the final rituals. Shweta said that because her maternal grandmother refused to embrace any other faith till she died and was a devout Hindu, the Sanatan method should be used to complete the funeral rites.

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The bizarre event demonstrates once again that the threat of conversion is intended not only to convert naive Hindus to other religions but also to induce dissatisfaction against the religion from which they are converting. Dharmendra had been so brainwashed that he refused to fire the pyre of a mother who had carried him for nine months, nourished him, and perhaps raised him with love and sacrifice. Despite this, Dharmendra had an unfathomable disliking for Hindu customs, which finally turned completely heartless toward his mother's corpse.

In November last year, a similar example was recorded from Palghar district's Wada, where two brothers clashed over their mother's funeral ceremonies owing to the seed of division planted by the Christian conversion mafia. Hindus are being converted to other religions in large numbers, posing a danger to India's integrity. Therefore, the need of the hour is to bring these Christian conversion mafias under control.



Kashmir's natural splendour, with its beautiful valleys and towering mountains, is really unlike anywhere.

Along with the undeniable natural beauty, the Kashmir valley has developed a reputation for adventurous activities like trekking, hiking, and river rafting. Kashmir has maintained its charm, allowing us to time-travel into beautiful destinations which make one forget about the stress and worries of life. The hikes in Kashmir offer adventurers to go on a self-discovery trip through nature's lap over the mountains while taking in the breathtaking scenery that surrounds them on their journey. In addition to the hikes, there are many thrilling adventure activities, like rock climbing, rope climbing, etc. Trekking across the region of mountains and lakes will allow you to experience living in the "Paradise on Earth," and you wouldn't want to return to your regular life after that.

The following are some of the finest hiking destinations in Kashmir:

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Pind Daan at Jagannath Ghat, Kolkata.

The Pitru Paksha starts after the Full Moon day, and this day marks the beginning of the waning phase of the Lunar cycle. This event is roughly of 15-day period, and is of great significance. From this day, rituals like Tarpan or Tarpanam and Shradh are carried out to pay respects to dead relatives and ancestors.

It is believed that from the very first day till the last day, the unhappy souls of the deceased return to the Earth to see their family members. So, in order to ensure that the dead attain Moksha, i.e. to get liberation, family members of these souls quench their thirst and satisfy their hunger by performing the Pind Daan, which includes offering food consisting of cooked rice and black sesame seeds. The literal meaning of Pind Daan is the act of satisfying those who no longer exist physically.

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Cubbon Park is a lush green garden at the heart of Bangalore

At the heart of Bangalore city, a large 300-acre space of lush greenery and heritage stands as a symbol of the city's past, present, and future. Cubbon Park is every child's favourite park, every Bangalorean's haven of fresh air, and altogether, the city's pride.

It stands testament to the past, in terms of the diversity of flora it houses. Bangalore traffic in the recent past has grown into a menace, but the stretch between MG Road and Cubbon Park is always a pleasurable place to stop and wait for the signal to turn green. The gust of wind that blows here, and the smell of mud, coupled with floral scents instantly transports citizens to Old Bangalore, where the weather was fine, and the trees loomed over roads with thick canopies that did not even allow rainwater to penetrate. Cubbon Park is also a historical site, and one of the few remaining monuments of colonial heritage in Central Bangalore. It houses many statues and among them, the most famous is that of Queen Victoria, which faces the St. Mark's Square.

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