From A Correspondent
SHILLONG, April 12: The Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) has vehemently opposed the proposal of the BJP-led NDA government in the centre to observe Digital India Day on Good Friday, an important occasion for the state’s Christian-majority population.
According to a statement issued by the chairman of the media cell of the party, Londoner Sohtun, he expressed that the party is against the decision of the centre which does not respect the sentiments of the Christians.
“This is like trampling on the right to profess one’s own religion and this should be condemned by one and all,” Sohtun said.
Moreover, the HSPDP leader also said that when party president, Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit took up the issue of observance of good governce day on December 25, Christmas Day, the state unit of the BJP accused him of politicising the issue.
“But now we all see the truth, the intention of of the BJP is to trample on the rights of the minority communities,” the HSPDP leader added.
Posing a query to the BJP Meghalaya unit, Sohtun asked what is the agenda of the centre led by the BJP to hold such programmes on days of religious significance of the Christians.
The HSPDP leader also said that the actions of the centre will put the country in a difficult situation even as he hinted on law and order breakdown which may bring disunity.
Meanwhile, The HSPDP Nongkrem constituency will organized a public rally on April 24 at Madan Kynton U Mon (Lad Nongkrem) to discuss on various issues and hardships of the people.