Shillong, February 17: tiol People’s Party (NPP) MP from Tura, Purno A Sangma has sought the intervention of Prime Minister rendra Modi into the attacks on the Christian institutions in the country.
In the letter to Modi on Monday, Sangma urged him to take appropriate measures to prevent the recurrence of such incidents and allay the apprehensions of the Christians.
Stating that the Prime Minister himself would not have approved of the attack on Christian institutions, the NPP MP from Tura said, “It was totally refreshing to all the people of our country including political practitioners when you announced your policy of Sab Ka Sath; Sab Ka Vikas.”
The Tura MP informed that he had received a communication from the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of India, appealing for the Prime Minister’s intervention in upholding rule of law, peace and harmony in the context of untoward incidents that have occurred recently in different parts of the country, deeply disturbing the Christian community.
According to Sangma, the Christian community expressed its serious concern about torching of Church buildings, attack on Christian institutions and threat of mass reconversions.
In the letter to Modi, the former Lok Sabha speaker said that he was shocked with the “police manhandling” of women, children and nuns in New Delhi recently.
“The community feels that Christians are being effectively denied the freedom of conscience, apart from equality before law and equal protections of the laws,” Sangma said.