Ranchi tribals rage against remarks in Bible

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Ranchi, Oct 20: Thousands of tribesmen armed with bows and arrows took out a protest march against derogatory remarks used in translation of Bible known as 'Nemha Bible' in regional language. The tribesmen belonging to the 'Sarna' sect say some of the phrases in a Bible translated into their regional language 'Kuduk' were derogatory in nature.

Non-Christian tribals and followers of 'Sarna' sect said the 'Nemha Bible,' had phrases that exhort people to destroy trees and their places of worship.

"Due to the translation of Christian's holy book Bible in our regional 'Kuduk' language has strongly hurt us. It has used certain derogatory remarks about 'Sarna' sect, which we strongly condemn," said Bahura Ekka, a tribal.

The Bible Society of India has apologized for the errors and the government of Jharkhand has decided to recall all copies of the translated Bible from the market.


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