NJCF condemns attack on Telangana school

DIMAPUR, APRIL 20 (MExN): The Nagaland Joint Christian Forum (NJCF) has condemned the recent attack on St Mother Teresa English Medium School in Kannepally, Mancherial District of Telangana on April 18. 

“At this time when the country is trying to define and chart the path for the future of the country, what happened speaks volume of those who are trying to destroy the secular fabric of the world biggest democratic country of the world,” a condemnation note issued by the NJCF Vice President, Rev Dr N Paphino stated on Saturday. 

It alleged that the mob consisting of a particular religious group attacking and vandalizing the school is not just a stray incident but a systematic plan targeting certain religious minority group in the country. “Its intention is clear, it is to silence and create fear psychosis in the mind of the minority. This has been going on for the last decade and the authority has been found silent at every turn of event,” the Forum further alleged. 

“Manhandling the teachers is not only disrespect but inhumane. If educational institutions where young minds are trained are no longer safe where can we find safety in the country? If everything the minority does is taken in the light of conversion and anti national where is the nation heading to? Why has the majority become so insecure?” it also questioned. 

In this connection, the Forum has implored upon the authority to identify and book the perpetrators and deal with them according to the law of the land while adding that the authority must not allow in letting terror rein in the mind of the minority.

The Forum also expressed deep concern with the divisive rhetoric of leaders who fuels up division in the community. “Their rhetoric are disruptive and suppressive. It must be known that how little we do, the Christian community has always contributed to the nation building in the field education and to reaching out to the poor and the destitute in the society. Our contribution to the nation should not be seen as a threat but it must be acknowledged,” it stated.