MP Christians protest in Delhi against ‘atrocities’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Dec 04, 2014 16:09 IST

A group of Christians from Madhya Pradesh staged a dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Tuesday to protest against state government’s approach towards attacks on Christians in MP.

President of Sarv Isai Mahasabha, Jerry Paul said in the incidents that have happened in Madhya Pradesh where Christians were attacked and their churches vandalized, police took no action.

Rather they jailed the victims of attacks on instance of BJP and its affiliates like Bajrang Dal. Some Christian clerics have also been sent to jail. The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh has not been able to check the right wing activists in the state, said Paul.

“A church was set on fire in Bhua Bichia in Mandal district on September 26. Police filed case against unknown people and no arrest has been made so far,” Paul added.

Citing another incident, Paul said that a family from Mizoram, settled in Khargone district, was sent to jail on charges of religion conversion. Ten people, including two women, were sent to jail under pressure from Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP).

Former minister Oscar Fernandez also reached and participated in the dharna. Members of Isai Mahasabha submitted a memorandum to the President and the Prime Minister.

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