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