The Niyogi Committee Report On Christian Missionary Activities
is a report published by the Government of Madhya Pradesh
in 1956. It is divided into two volumes and three parts. It is a controversial report on missionary activities in India
. The Committee which was chaired by M. Bhawani Shankar Niyogi, a retired Chief Justice of the Nagpur
High Court included five other members viz. M.B.Pathak, Ghanshyam Singh Gupta, S.K.George, Ratanlal Malaviya and Bhanu Pratap Singh.
The report, set up by a Congress Party
government, took a view "close to" that of the Hindu nationalist
movement. It recommended the "legal prohibition" of religious conversion not "completely voluntary"
, which was not implemented as it would have been "difficult to formulate and indeed to apply without violating the precepts of religious liberty enshrined in the Indian Constitution".
The Niyogi Committee Report
The Committee contacted 11,360 persons, interviewed people from 700 different villages and received 375 written statements and 385 replies from a questionnaire. It toured several areas and talked to witnesses who were "mostly... Read More