Christian leader Salamat Masih condemns attacks on churches

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur
  • Updated: Feb 08, 2015 20:51 IST

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee executive member and Christian leader Salamat Masih has condemned alleged attacks on churches in Delhi.

Speaking to mediapersons here on Sunday, Masih alleged that the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre was deliberately spreading religious intolerance among the majority community in the country, which was dangerous for the secular character of the Constitution.

Masih said the Modi government stood exposed after “inaction” over the recent incidents of attacks on the churches in Delhi.

“If the attacks on churches continue in Delhi, it is likely to invite criticism to the Modi government from the Christian organisations of over 130 countries across the world where Christian population dominated,” he said.

Masih claimed that attacks on churches in the national capital would bring bad name to India. He urged the Modi government to take immediate and effective steps to control these attacks.

Masih said he would soon give a representation to All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi, seeking their intervention into the matter.

Masih also demanded formation of a Special Investigation Team to probe into the incidents of attacks on churches in Delhi. Masih, however, appealed to the Christian community to maintain peace.

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