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The Organizer, a magazine affiliated with the RSS, has published a cover story in its latest issue accusing e-commerce giant Amazon of funding conversions in Northeast India. In this cover story titled ‘Amazing Cross Connection’, the magazine also alleged that the company has a financial relationship with an organization called the ‘American Baptist Church’ which is accused of running a conversion module. Amazon has funded this church on several occasions.
American Baptist Church accused of funding through money laundering
The magazine said that Amazon is funding the American Baptist Church (ABM) for its Christian conversion module. Apart from Amazon, this church is getting funding from many other multinational companies through money laundering. The magazine also alleged that the church was running a front in India called the All India Mission (AIM). It is his frontal organization which has openly claimed on its website that they have converted 25,000 people to Christianity in Northeast India. The magazine said that Amazon is supporting the All India Mission’s conversion module by donating money on every purchase by an Indian.
Amazon vehemently denies the allegation
According to a report in The Indian Express, Amazon has vehemently denied these serious allegations. A company spokesperson said that Amazon India has no affiliation with the All India Mission or its affiliates, nor does the AmazonSmile program operate on the Amazon India Marketplace.
NCPCR had also taken cognizance: The Organizer
The magazine The Organizer also claimed that the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has taken cognizance of the issue following an earlier report by the magazine in September. Speaking to The Indian Express, NCPCR chairman Priyank Kanungo said that the commission had received a complaint in September about illegal conversions being carried out from Arunachal Pradesh through orphanages and allegedly funded by Amazon. We immediately took cognizance of the matter and sent a notice to Amazon in September. But Amazon didn’t respond… Then I summoned Amazon in October and met three Amazon India executives on November 1 at the commission office.