Church delegation meets Home Minister Rajnath Singh

The Home Minister also expressed hope that the state governments would extend their full cooperation.

 

New Delhi:Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday told a delegation of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) that government will take strictest possible action against those who indulge in violence against the Christian community.
The Home Minister conveyed this to a three-member Christian delegation, led by Albert D’Souza, Archbishop of Agra and CBCI Secretary General, who called on him in New Delhi.
The delegation included Conference’s Deputy Secretary General Monsignor Joseph Chinnayan.
Singh assured “full security and protection to Christians” and said government will take strictest possible action against those who indulge in violence against Christians, an official press release said.
The minister also expressed hope that the State governments will extend their full cooperation in maintaining law and order and communal harmony in the country.
The visiting delegation thanked Singh for providing adequate security for religious places of different minorities.

They also said that the personal interest and assurance on these issues by the Home Minister has given confidence to the minorities, the release said.

There were several incidents of alleged vandalism of Churches and educational institution in Delhi and other Northern states in recent past which led to the Home Minister asking the police to take all necessary action for their protection.
Source: PIB Press release

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Attack on Christians could affect investment: Sanjay Kirloskar, industrialist

Hope, the words of Wisdom, taken in right spirit by the Powers at Helm…….GREG

Kirloskar’s are the first words of caution from a top Indian industrialist about the church attacks at home.

 

Hannover:Leading industrialist Sanjay Kirloskar says it is important for the government to make clear the secular nature of India to attract investment in the backdrop of attacks on Christians.

Kirloskar said this as Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushes for foreign investment on his maiden trip to Europe.

Kirloskar, who is currently in German, stressed the need to assert that “we are a secular nation… we are a tolerant nation.”

Referring to a series of attacks on churches and other Christian buildings over the last few months in India, said, “Most investors in foreign countries are Christians.”

Kirloskar’s are the first words of caution from a top Indian industrialist about the church attacks at home.

The head of the Kirloskar Brothers Limited said that “a slight concern” was visible among foreign investors.

He pointed to a protest by a small group demanding “protect India’s minorities” outside the massive fair in Hannover that was inaugurated by the PM and has drawn top leaders of India Inc.

“I am sure the PM must be talking to his people,” Kirloskar said adding, “We have to send the right signal.”

Before arriving in Germany, the PM, addressing UNECO in France, said that his government is committed to defending the rights and liberties of all Indians.

In February, addressing a conference organized by Christian groups in Delhi, Mr Modi had said, “My government will not allow any group belonging to majority or minority to incite hatred against others.”

Source: NDTV

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