Regarding the communal situation in the country and the fear among Religious Minorities in wake of Hashimpura Judgment, some MPs organiized a signature campaign followed by a protest. Many MPs participated in the protest at Gandhi Statue in the Parliament premises on 7th May, at 10 am. The successive state Government’s negligence and failure in producing evidence before the court of law denied justice to the victims. Whereas promulgation of executive order in 1950, 10th August by President without the approval of Parliament amounted to denial of equal opportunity and choice of Religious Freedom not only to Dalits of the country but also to the Religious Minorities. This was to voice their concern to ensure the citizenry in upholding Constitutional mandate of Social Justice beyond Religion.
The Demands were:
- A thorough investigation under the supervision of sitting Supreme Court judge to ensure confidence among Citizenry on the governance and the justice delivery system beyond delivering Justice to the victims. The Union Government and the State Government should take every possible effort in bringing the culprits to the book.
- We demand the Union of India to Extend the Scheduled Caste Status to Christians and Muslims of Scheduled Caste origin.
Secretary, CBCI Office for SC/BC
Mr. Samuel Jayakumar
Executive Secretary, CoP, NCCI