Instead of praising the god Ram (Jai Shree Ram), Niladri Kanhara, 53, now praises Jesus (Jai Yesu).A former member of the Hindu radical nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (National Volunteer Organisation, RSS), a former leader in the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (Universal Hindu Council, VHP), and former follower of guru Lakshmanananda Saraswati in Kandhamal, before the 2008 pogrom, he took part in the desecration of churches in Odisha (Orissa) and in attacks against Christians.
Since then he has repented and converted to Christianity, and for this he too has been persecuted. “I found the true God and I welcomed Jesus Christ as my Redeemer and Saviour,” he said. Tortured for joining Christianity, today he visits families and invokes the healing of the sick through the power of prayer.
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