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APPENDICES

APPENDIX I 
GOVERNMENT OF MADHYA PRADESH

POLITICAL AND MILITARY DEPARTMENT

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RESOLUTION1

Nagpur, the 14th April 1954.

 

No. 318-716-V-CON.-Whereas representations have been made to Government from time to time that Christian Missionaries, either forcibly or through fraud and temptations of monetary and other gain, convert illiterate aboriginals and other backward people thereby offending the feelings of non-Christians;

 

And whereas it has further been represented that Missions are utilised directly or indirectly for purposes of political or extra-religious objectives;

 

And whereas the Christian Missionaries have repudiated these allegations and have asserted on the other hand that their activities are confined solely to religious propaganda and towards social, medical and educational work;

 

And whereas the Missionaries have further alleged that they are being harassed by non-Christian people and local officials;

 

And as agitation is growing on either side;

 

The State Government consider it desirable in the public interest to have a thorough inquiry made into the whole question through an impartial Committee.

 

2. Government are accordingly pleased to constitute a Committee consisting of the following:-

Chairman.

 

(1) Dr. Bhawani Shankar Niyogi, M.A., LL.M., LL.D., ex-Chairman, Public Service Commission, Madhya Pradesh, and Retired Chief Justice, High Court of Judicature at Nagpur.

Members.

 

(2) Shri Ghanshyam Singh Gupta, B.Sc., LL.B., ex-Speaker, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly, Durg.

 

(3) Shri Ratanlal Malviya, B.A., LL.B., M.P., Manendragarh.

 

(4) Shri Bhanupratapsingh Giri Raj Singh Deo, M. P., of Komakhan, Tahsil Mahasamund, District Raipur.

 

(5) Shri S. K. George, M.A., B.D., Professor, Commerce College, Wardha.

 

(6) Shri B. P. Pathak, Secretary to Government, Madhya Pradesh, Public Health Department.

Shri B. P. Pathak will act as Secretary to the Committee.

 

3. The Committee shall enquire into the questions mentioned in the preamble and report to Government what the facts are.  On a thorough review of the question from historical and other points of view, the Committee may also make recommendations to Government as to the action that Government should take to deal with the situation as disclosed by the inquiry.

 

4. The Committee is authorised to frame its own procedure for conducting the enquiry and is requested to submit its report to Government with all possible expedition.

By order of the Governor, Madhya Pradesh, 
B. N. KUNTE, Addl. Secy.

 

APPENDIX II

DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY 
GOVERNMENT OF MADHYA PRADESH

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PRESS NOTE

Impartial enquiry into question of Missionary Activities-State Government Appoint Committee

Nagpur, the 16th April 1954.

 

Representations have been made to Government from time to time that Christian Missionaries either forcibly or through fraud and temptations of monetary and other gain convert illiterate aboriginals and other backward people thereby offending the feelings of non-Christians.  It has further been represented that Missions are utilised directly or indirectly for purposes of political or extra-religious objectives.  The Christian Missionaries have repudiated these allegations and have asserted on the other hand that their activities are confined solely to religious propaganda and towards social, medical and educational work.  The Missionaries have further alleged that they are being harassed by non-Christian people and local officials, As agitation has been growing on either side, the State Government consider it desirable in the public interest to have a thorough inquiry made into the whole question through an impartial Committee.

 

Government have accordingly constituted a committee consisting of the following to enquire into the question and to report to Government what the facts are:-

(1) Dr. Bhawani Shankar Niyogi, M.A., LL.M., LL.D., ex-Chairman, Public Service Commission, Madhya Pradesh and Retired Chief Justice, High Court of Judicature at Nagpur-Chairman.

 

(2) Shri Ghanshyam Singh Gupta, B.Sc., LL.B., ex-Speaker, Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly, Durg-Member.

(3) Shri Seth Govind Das, M.P., Jabalpur-Member.

 

(4) Shri Kirtimant Rao, B.A., M.L.A., Ahiri, tahsil Sironcha, district Chanda-Member.

 

(5) Shri S. K. George, M.A., B.D., Professor, Commerce College, Wardha-Member.

 

(6) Shri B. P. Pathak, Secretary to Government, Madhya Pradesh, Public Health Department-Member.

Shri B. P. Pathak, will act as Secretary to the Committee.

 

On a thorough review of the question from historical and other points of view, the Committee may also make recommendations to Government as to the action that Government should take to deal with the situation as disclosed by the inquiry.

 

The Committee has been authorised to frame its own procedure for conducting the enquiry and requested to submit its report to Government with all possible expedition.

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DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY GOVERNMENT OF MADHYA PRADESH

PRESS NOTE

Enquiry into Missionaries� Activities-Committee 
Invites Information

Nagpur, the 30th April 1954.

 

Public are aware that by a Madhya Pradesh Government Resolution No. 318-716-V-CON, dated the 14th April 1954, published in the �Madhya Pradesh Gazette�, dated the 16th April-1954, a Committee has been appointed to enquire into the question of the activities of Christian Missionaries and their grievances.

 

The first meeting of the Committee was held on the 30th April 1954 in the Secretariat building.

 

Before the Committee decide on the line of action that they will take in the discharge of duties entrusted to them, it is considered that a sort of a preliminary survey of the problem may be made and with this end in view request the general public, both Christians and non-Christians, individuals and institutions and organizations to send to the Committee such information including any literature that they may have.  This will enable the Committee to determine the exact points involved, which may subsequently form the basis of a definite programme for enquiry.

 

The Committee wish to visit almost immediately certain areas which may not he easily accessible afterwards, in order to have a general idea of the problem before them.  The Committee will be grateful for suggestions from the public regarding the areas which the Committee should in the first instance visit.

 

All communications are requested to be addressed by name to Shri B. P. Pathak, Secretary to the Committee, Nagpur.

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DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY GOVERNMENT OF MADHYA PRADESH

PRESS NOTE

Missionary Activities Enquiry Committee-Selection of members explained.

Nagpur, the 3rd May 1954.

 

The attention of Government has been drawn to the criticism that his been expressed in certain quarters against the composition of the Committee recently appointed to investigate the Missionary activities in the State.  Especially, the representative character of Shri S. K. George has been questioned.

 

Government wish to reiterate-what they have already explained in their communique announcing the appointment of the Committee-that the purpose of the Committee is to conduct an impartial enquiry into certain complaints and counter-complaints regarding the Missionary activities in the State.  Therefore, in selecting the members of the committee, Government were anxious to have on it men of unbiased and impartial outlook, who would function more as judges than as advocates of one side or the other.  The persons nominated have been chosen on this principle, and the Chairman of the Committee is a retired Chief Justice of the High Court and the former Chairman of the Public Service Commission.

 

As regards Shri S. K. George, he is a devout Christian and a nationalist, belonging to the oldest Church in India-the Syrian Christian Church, and has been an educationist and a public worker of more than twenty years� standing.  He has pursued theological studies both in India and at Oxford and was also working in Shantiniketan.  He has published several books on Christianity.  Commenting on his appointment, one of the outstanding Christian leaders in the country described it as a �wise� and �correct� choice.

 

Government wish to make it quite clear that it is not their intention to interfere with, or curtail in any way the right of every individual to practise his religion.  Government trust that all sections of the people will co-operate with the committee in conducting this important enquiry.

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DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY GOVERNMENT OF MADHYA PRADESH

PRESS NOTE

Enquiries into the Activities of Christian Missionaries-Committee issues Questionnaire

Nagpur, the 12th November 1954.

 

Public are aware that the Committee appointed by the Government of Madhya Pradesh, to enquire into the activities of Christian Missionaries in this State undertook a tour of some districts in the State with a view to secure preliminary information regarding the nature of the problem.  In the course of these tours, various sections of the people were contacted and they gave information, oral as well as in writing, to the Committee.  The Committee received correspondence tram the Christians as well as the non-Christians and have also gone through some records of the State Government.  They have prepared a questionnaire which is being released separately to the general public.  Members of the public and representatives of the various Christian and non-Christian organisations and institutions are requested to furnish such information on the subjects referred to in the questionnaire, as may be in their possession, supported by documents, if any. Copies of the questionnaire will be supplied to anyone asking for it by the Assistant Secretary, Christian Missionary Activities Enquiry Committee, Secretariat Building, Nagpur-1.

Replies to reach before the 1st January 1955

 

The questionnaire is divided into seven parts and members of the public and representatives of organisations are requested to furnish replies to such of the questions only as concern them.  It also gives the terms of reference of the Committee and a note for guidance in replying the questions.

 

Copies of the questionnaire in Hindi and Marathi are under print and will be available for distribution shortly.

 

The Committee is anxious to submit their report to Government at an early date and shall, therefore, appreciate if replies to the questionnaire are sent before the due date, viz., the 1st January 1955.

 

The Committee trusts that the answers will be framed in the constructive spirit in which the questionnaire has been cast. 
 

 



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APPENDIX III

The Statement showing particulars about Protestant Christian Missions operating in Madhya Pradesh and the institutions conducted by the several missions.

 

  
(i) Economic
 
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(a)Agricultural Settlements
8
64
    
 
District
Station
Name
(1)BetulNimpaniAmegohan Farm.
(2)BilaspurFosterpurFosterpur Farm Settlement
(3)ChhindwaraSejaMission Farm
(4)HoshangabadMakoriyaMakoriya Farm Colony
(5)RaipurBisrampurAgricultural Settlement
(6)SagarDamohMission Farm
(7)SagarKhuraiBegahari
(8)YeotmalHarjunaHarjuna Farm Village
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(b)Co-operative Societies
6
40
 
District
Station
Name
(1)HoshangabadHoshangabadRasulia Rural Development Co-operative Society
(2)DoItarsiChristian Weavers Copany
(3)RaipurDhamtariChristian Co-operative Credit Society, Ltd.
(4)YeotmalTarodaChristian Weavers Co-operative Society, Ltd
(5)DoDoChristian Education Co-operative Society, Ltd
(6)DoDoCo-operative Inddustrial Association, Ltd
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(c)Printing Presses244
 
District
Station
Name
(1)JabalpurJabalpurMission Press
(2)RaipurRaipurDo
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(d)Literature Distributing Centres
3
112
 
District
Station
Name
(1)JabalpurJabalpurMission Press Depot.
(2)NagpurNagpurChristian Book Shop
(3)RaipurRaipurChristian Book Shop
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(e)Miscellaneous Indutries
4
33
 
District
Station
Name
(1)BetulShahapurBrass Industry
(2)ChhindwaraSejaSeja Weaving Industry
(3)SagarSagarCarpentry Workshop
(4)DoDoCarpet Weaving
    
    
  
(ii) Educational
 
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(a)College
2
44
 
District
Station
Name
(1)NagpurNagpurHislop College
(2)JabalpurHawabagh Training Institute
 ...
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(b)High School
15
345
 
District
Station
Name
(1)BilaspurBilaspurBurges Memorial Girls High School
(2)DoDoMission High School
(3)ChhindwalaChhindwalaDanielson High School
(4)DoSeoniMission High School
(5)HoshangabadItarsiFriends High School
(6)DoDoChrist Church High School
(7)DoDoChrist Church High School for girls
(8)DoDoJohnson Girls High School
(9)DoKatmiBoardsley High School (Girls)
(10)NagpurNagpurBishop Cotton High School
(11)DoDoSt. Ursula Girls High School
(12)DoDoVocational High School
(13)RaipurDhamtariDhamtari Christian Academic High School
(14)DoDoJagdeeshpur J. M. High School (Co-education)
(15)DoRaipurSt. Paul�s
    
(c)Middle Schools.- In India there are 493 Middle Schools in 155 districts out of 303 and in Madhya Pradesh 34 Middle Schools in 17 out of 22 districts.  
    
  
Midhya Pradesh
India
(d)Teachers Training Institutions
3
109
 
District
Station
Name
(1)JabalpurJabalpurTraining Institute for Women, Howabagh
(2)NagpurNagpurMecossabagh Girls Normal School
(3)NimarKhandwaM.E. Normal School
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(e)Industrial Schools
6
89
 
District
Station
Name
(1)BilaspurJanjgirA.C.F. Memorial School, Industrial Department (Weaving and Sewing).
(2)DoMauladihA.V.M. Middle School (Industrial Department).
(3)ChandaChandaGirls Industrial School.
(4)SagarJagdeeshpurBoys Industrial School.
(5)Sagar DamohDo
(6)DoSagarGirls Industrial School.
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(f)Schools for Missionary Children112
 
District
Station
Name
 AmravatiChikaldaSun Rise School
    
    
  
(iii) Evangelistical
 
    
    

 



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Madhya Pradesh
India
(a)Theological College and Seminaries
2
37
 
District
Station
Name
(1)JabalpurJabalpurLeonard Theological College
(2)YeotmalYeotmal
...
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(b)Pastoral and Evangelistic Workers� Institution
7
81
 
District
Station
Name
(1)AkolaWashimBible Training School
(2)BetulBetulTheological Seminary
(3)DoShahapurTraining School for Women.
(4)BilaspurJanjgirBible School
(5)DoTakhatpurDo
(6)BuldanKhamgaonTraining Bible (Women)
(7)Do.BuldanaBible School for Lay Workers.
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(c)Bible Correspondence Course
...
48
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(d)Christian Ashrams
1
31
 
District
Station
Name
 JabalpurSihoraChristiapanthi Bhawan
    
    
  
(iv) Medical
 
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(a)Hospital
22
266
 
District
Station
Name
(1)AmravatiEllichpurHospital
(2)AkolaWashimReynold�s Hospital
(3)BastarJagdalpurRuth Comings Hospital and Dispensary
(4)BilaspurBilaspurJackman Memorial Hospital
(5)DoChampaChristian Hospital
(6)DoMungeliDo
(7)DoTakhatpurDo
(8)ChandaChandaWomen�s Hospital
(9)ChandaSironchaCalson Memorial Hospital and Dispensary
(10)ChhindwaraSeoniMission Hospital
(11)DoJunnardeoHospital
(12)DurgBaitalpurMission Hospital
(13)DoRajnandgaonDo
(14)HoshangabadItarsiFriends Mission Hospital
(15)NagpurNagpurMure Memorial Hospital
(16)RaipurDhamtariChristian Hospital
(17)DoJagdeespurSeva Hospital
(18)DoTildaMission Hospital
(19)SagarDamohChristian Hospital
(20)DoKhuraiKhurai Hospital
(21)DoSagarHospital
(22)YeotmalUmriUmri Mission Hospital
    
(b)Dispensaries.-  In Madhya Pradesh 33 dispensaries in 13 districts our of 22 and in India 223 dispensaries  
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(c)Leprosy Institutions
5
49
 
District
Station
Name
(1)AmravatiKotharaLeprosy Asylum
(2)BilaspurChampaDo
(3)DurgChandkhuriDo
(4)DoRajnandgaonDo
(5)RaipurShantipurDo
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(d)T.B. Sanatorium
1
13
 
District
Station
Name
 BilaspurPendra-RoadT.B. Sanatorium for Men and Women.
    
    
  
(v) Philanthropic
 
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(a)Homes for the Blind
...
9
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(b)Homes for Women
3
29
 
District
Station
Name
(1)DurgBalodgahanWidow Home
(2)HoshangabadSohagpurWomen�s Home
(3)SagarSagarWidow Home
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(c)Convert Homes
1
7
 
District
Station
Name
 BilaspurTakhatpurConvert�s Home (Girls).
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(d)Orphanages
20
134
    
 Orphans.- Chikalda, Khudwandpur, Shahapur, Champa, Janjgir, Chanda, Chhindwara, Junnardeo, Seoni, Balodgahan, Dondi, Lohara, Rajnandgaon, Nagpur, Dhamtari, Parsabhadar and Sagar.  
    
    
  
(vi) Social Work
 
    
  
Madhya Pradesh
India
(a)Social and Welfare Organisation
6
23
 Social and Welfare Organisations.- Janjgir, Rajnandgaon, two at Hoshangabad, Nagpur and Raipur.  

 

APPENDIX IV

Bibliography

1. History of Missions by Robert Hunter, 1873. 
2. Life of Alexander Duff by George Smith. 
3. Times of Kerry Marshman Ward by Marshman, 1859. 
4. History of Christian Missions in India by Richter, 1908. 
5. Asia and Europe by Meredith Townshend, 1903. 
6. Christianity and Government of India by Arthur Mayhew. 
7. History of the Church of England by Dr. Chatterton, 1924. 
8. Missionary Principles and Practice by R. E. Speer. 
9. Our Missionary Life in India by a Catholic, 1917 
10. Christian Task in Independent India by Appasamy, 1949. 
11. Rethinking Missions by a Committee presided over by Dr. blocking, 1932. 
12. Christian Mass Movement in India by Dr. Pickett, 1933. 
13. Children of Hari by Stephen Fuchs, 1950. 
14. World and the West Reith Lectures by Toynbee, 1951. 
15. India Going Red by Nesbitt, 1954. 
16. Christians and Christianity in India and Pakistan by P. Thomas, 1954. 
17. Asia and Western Dominance by Panikkar, 1954. 
18. Imperialism and World Politics by Dr. Parker Thomas Moon, 1933. 
19. Imperialism by J. A. Hobson, 1938. 
20. World Politics and Modern Civilization by Dr. H. E. Barnes, 1929. 
21. Religious Liberty: an Inquiry by M. Searle Bates, 1947. 
22. Christian Missions Navajivan Press, 1941, by Gandhiji. 
23. The Epic of America by J. T. Adams, 1937. 
24. The American Ideal by Arthur Bryant, 1936. 
25. Studies in History and Jurisprudence by Lord Bryee, 1901 (two volumes). 
26. Asiatic Studies by Sir Alfred Lyall, 1907. 
27. Jefferson by John Dewey the Living Thoughts Library, 1946. 
28. History of the Sikhs by Cunningham, 1945, Bangwasi Press Edition, 1904. 
29. The Riddle of the Universe by E. Haeckel. 1950.  Thinkers� Library. 
30. Among Indian Rajahs and Ryots by Sir A. H. L. Fraser, 1912. 
31. Empire of India by Sir B. Fuller, 1913. 
32. Christian Mission in Rural India, 1930, by K L. Butterfield. 
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38. The Catholic Directory of India, 1954. 
39. The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church by Roland Allen, 1949. 
40. Missionary Methods St. Paul�s or Ours? by Roland Allen, 1953. 
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43. Vicissitudes of Indian Civilization by M. M. Kunte, 1880. 
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45. The Aborigines so-called and their Future by Dr. G. S. Ghurye (Cantab), Head of the Department of Sociology, Bombay University. 
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47. The Whole World is my Neighbour by E. DeMeulder S. J., 1949. 
48. Is India Civilized? by Justice Woodrooffe, 1919. 
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51. Religious Liberty in the Near East by S. A. Morrison, 1948. 
52. The World Mission of the Church (the report of the World Conference at Tambaram, 1938). 
53. Whither Arabia by W. Harold Storm, 1938. 
54. Christian Proselytism in India by M. C. Parekh, 1947. 
55. One World by Wendell L. Willkie, 1943, Pocket Book Edition. 
56. The Nationalities of Europe by H. M. Chadwiek, 1945. 
57. Communism and the Social Revolution in India by Dr. P. D. Devanandan and M. H. Thomas, 1953 
58. Christiya Mandali ka Itihas by I. W. Johari, M.A., B.D., 1943. 
59. Chhota Nagpur in Hindi by Kushalmaya ****al, 1939. 
60. Christianity in the Indian Crucible by Dr. Eddy Asirvatham, 1955. 
61. Christianity and Asian Revolution. 1954, by Dr. R. B. Manikam. 
62. The Ecumenical Studies, 1954, issued by World Council of Churches. 
63. Ways of Evangelism by R. W. Scott. 1953. 
64. The Missionary Obligation of the Church, 1952. 
65. The Elements of Ecumanism, 1954. 
66. The Nature and Function of the Church, Parts I and II. 
67. The Influence of Hinduism on Indian Christians by R. D. Immanuel (Leonard Theological College, Jubbulpore). 
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70. Mahasabha Vishashank, 1939. 
71. The Meeting of East and West by Professor F. S. C. Northrop, 1947. 
72. Hinduism and Buddhism by Sir Charles Eliot, Three Volumes, Reprint, 1954. 
73. Hindu Manners, Customs and Ceremonies by Abbe, J. A. Dubois Clarendon Press, 1906. 
74. Catholic Dharmaka Pracharak. 
75. Gharbandhu, Nishkalank, National Missionary Intelligencer and National Christian Council Review, 1954-55. 
76. Albuquerque-Rulers of India by Morse Stephens. 
77. Social Problems Appleton Century Co. New York, Third Edition, 1948. 
78. Quintessence of Hinduism by Dr. H. O. Mascarenhas, 1951. 
79. Heritage of an Indian Christian, Second Edition, by Member of the S. P. C. K. 
80. Aboriginal Problem in Balaghat District. 
81. Civilization and Progress by J. B. Crozier. 
82. Travel Diary of a philosopher by Count Keyserling. 
83. Comparotive Religion by Dr. Bouquet, Pelican Books 
 

Footnotes:

1As amended by Resolution No. 419-860-V-Con., dated 8th May 1954, and Resolution No. 18-279-XXX-MR, dated 4th January 1955.



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