Witnessing the deliberate targeting of India and Hindus by the Missionary Churches (especially the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church) and the increasingly violent pograms of Islamists, Hindu organisations produced the Mauritius Declaration. They have asserted that
"Conversion is an act of adharma, of violence and is destructive of family, community and civilisational cohesion and is diametrically opposed to the identity specific rights of indigenous civilisations as enshrined in the UN Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples"
If UN Declarations have any meaning ....
and the rule of law is to be respected, these Institutions must acept that they are in breach of international law, cease and desist their conversion activities immediately and make reparations, including the return of all resources illegally acquired.
"We assert that the principle of conversion assumes superiority of one religious belief system over indigenous spiritual traditions, an assumption which is based solely upon supremacist prejudices. This assumption of superiority is specifically rejected in the UNDRIP “Affirming further that all doctrines, policies and
practices based on or advocating superiority of peoples or individuals on the basis of national origin or racial, religious, ethnic or cultural differences are racist, scientifically false, legally invalid, morally condemnable and socially unjust”
4. We assert that the doctrine of conversion perpetuates the tenets of colonialism, i.e. the destruction of indigenous identities and the acquisition of indigenous assets, human, tangible and intangible. As such it is contrary to the word, spirit and intention of the UN Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
5. We assert that Hindus as a civilisation and people will no longer accept being treated as a subject of hostile and prejudiced “academic” scrutiny and the exploitation of our intellectual resources, an activity and orientation which is firmly based upon colonial prejudices and which is destructive of the human right to privacy and rights defined in Article 11 of UNDRIP."