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Mumbai: Will study plight of Christians, says state

mumbai Updated: Jun 16, 2013 11:45 IST
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The state minorities commission may soon bring out a report on the socio-economic conditions of the Christian community on the lines of the Sachar Committee report that highlighted the backwardness of the Muslim community. Chairman Munaf Hakim brought up the idea on Saturday at the commission’s first meeting with the Christian community.

Almost 300 Christians from across the state attended the meeting at Sahyadri state guest house, Malabar Hill.

“One of the main problems that the commission must look into is the constant harassment of principals of minority schools by the education department and politicians,” Bishop Agnelo Gracias said, hinting at the recent targeting of schools by political parties such as the Shiv Sena.

Community members put forth issues such as lack of burial grounds, attacks on community members and lack of representation in district bodies.

Hakim said he would meet with the education and the home department to discuss the issues.