NPCC condemns attacks on Christian community

• Unfortunate that NPF-BJP government in the state remains a mute spectator to all these happenings
• Appeals to the people of Nagaland to pray for the Christian brethren across the nation living under perpetual fear

 

DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 20 (MExN): The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has condemned the recent spate of attacks on the Christian community across the country.

 

Media cell, NPCC in a press statement issued on Wednesday said the arrest of Christmas carol singing group in Madhya Pradesh by the police, burning down their vehicles by extreme religious outfits on false allegation of religious conversion and banning Christmas celebrations in Uttar Pradesh by a certain religious outfit is an outright assault on the secular fabric of the Indian Constitution.

 

Terming it as appalling the deafening silence of the BJP government at the centre to allow some religious fanatics to issue their diktats on the peaceful Christian community, the NPCC lamented that ever since the BJP came to power in May 2014, various religious outfits and fringe elements have been allowed to run riot with scant regards to the law of the land.

 

“On close scrutiny, these extreme elements are the foot soldiers of BJP during elections and it is no wonder that the government chooses to look the other way round and allow the writ of the state to be hijacked by these fanatics who are no better than Taliban or ISIS.”

 

The NPCC also said it was unfortunate that the NPF-BJP government in the state has remained mute spectator to all these happenings. “Few months ago in July 2017, NPF claimed to have severed ties with BJP by holding a Beef Fest to show that they really meant it and to the extent of NPF President calling Chief Minister as ‘Heraka Boy.’ However, few months down the line, they are all back together to finish the remnants of whatever little is left after looting the state for the past 15 years,” it alleged.

 

While expressing solidarity with the Christian community across the nation living under constant fear psychosis perpetrated by the various religious outfits with the tacit blessings of the BJP government, the NPCC has demanded that the central government take immediate action to rein in these extreme religious outfits and assure protection to the lives and rights of its citizens across the nation.

 

It has also appealed to the people of Nagaland to pray for the Christian brethren across the nation living under perpetual fear especially during this Christmas season so that the Christmas message of love and peace prevails over the politics of hatred and divisions.