A blind teacher at a Buddhist school in Choglamsar town in Leh district was beaten up by Buddhist activists for allegedly carrying out conversion activity on the behest of Christian missionaries. Solomon Rai alias Ram Kumar was teaching at the Maha Bodhi International Meditation Centre for last two years. He had allegedly registered himself under the Hindu name Ram Kumar in the school service book. He and his wife Junita (32), who is also blind, were teaching six blind students in the school. The school authorities had provided them residential accommodation. “He was picked up by our boys on Wednesday when he was trying to influence Nepalese Sherpa labourers staying at Choglamsar to accept Christianity. This sort of conversion is not acceptable and we will not allow it,” said P.T. Kunzong, general secretary of the Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA).

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