DP Haokip

India is a secular country. And not because of the word “Secular” that was forcibly added by the then PM Indira Gandhi into our constitution. But because of the majority Hindu culture who believe that all paths lead to one ultimate truth.

But ironically Hindus get preached about “secularism” all the time. And the onus somehow lies only on Hindus to uphold the secular credentials of this great nation, while other religions get away with blatant propaganda of ‘their God is the only God’. Even when holding high positions in the government some of these people make use of the power to preach religion.

We see this in the North East where the Church exercises control over the government wherever it has a dominant position. And a shocking instance has come to light of a very senior official in the Indian Revenue Service, Mr. D.P. Haokip, blatantly misusing his position to push the religious conversion agenda.

In what could be termed as a shocking abuse of his position of power as a Chief Income Tax Commission in the IRS, Haokip works as an active evangelist while on duty. Watch this video-Mr.DP Haokip summons India’s former Cricket captain, Rahul Dravid to his office and preaches Christianity for over one hour. Haokip does not show the slightest regret for using his position to summon Dravid, instead proudly boasts about it at an event where it is obvious that other Government official watching would be motivated to follow the footsteps of Haokip.



DP Haokip uses Government of India’s stationery for his conversion activities. He has no qualms in admitting that he introduces Jesus in every conversation with his visiting card. Yes, His visiting card carries the following verse from Bible.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”     -John 3:16


While he proudly reveals John 3:16 which promises heaven for believers, he conveniently hides other verses from the same chapter, for example, John 3:36 that condemns all non-believers in hell! Such verses are of course filled with contempt for other religions. How can the IRS allow such a practice of letting people print their beliefs on the back of Government stationery?

On another occasion, confesses the Chief IT Commissioner Haokip, that he simply refused to pay at an Ayurvedic spa until the employees agreed to listen to his unsolicited Christian prayers! This would again be an obvious violation of the laws which protect the rights of a service provider to get paid in an uninterrupted fashion for successful fulfillment of the promised service. In the same video, Haokip also reveals his disdain for Hinduism when he “blah-blahs” the Mantras uttered before his Abhyanga session which he has mistaken for a massage!



DP Haokip tirade does not stop there. The Chief IT Commissioner calls his colleagues drunkards and reveals that he makes deliberate attempts to convert his subordinates. He admits that he has influenced the conversion of 3 of his subordinates while being on IRS’ payroll.



Haokip admits that he does not spare anyone from his unsolicited preaching. Watch this video to learn how he preys on even a gullible security guard and uses his position of power on him and influences him.

Below is the full video on youtube where Mr Haokip speaks at a conference organized by LeadTalks.

LeadTalks is an organization with a vision “To build a generation of young leaders who follow Christ and will transform their workplace by their very lives that echo Purpose, Integrity and Excellence.

LeadTalks also lists many other notable people who are in key government positions as speakers.

There is nothing wrong in following a religion and preaching it but is it ethical/moral to use the power and position in a secular government as a tool to enhance one’s personal belief? Mr. DP Haokip clearly admits that he uses his position and shares the word of the Bible God in HIS OFFICE.

This exposé comes from “Mission Kaali” an organization that works to Foster Cultural Diversity, Pluralism & Mutual Respect while exposing the evangelical aspirations of different religions. They have announced that they would be launching appropriate complaints against Mr. Haokip and will be petitioning the IRS to take action against this gross violation of the law. Will the IRS take immediate action against this abuse of power by Mr. Haokip?

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