Peace Rally In Nagpur Against Atrocities On Christians

Peace Rally In Nagpur Against Atrocities  On Christians

The Hitavada | Nagpur | March 27, 2015

Christians of Nagpur took the street on Tuesday, solidly standing by each other as they protested against the atrocities being meted out against their community, specially in the recent past.

They culminated their protest march by submitting a memorandum of their recommendations to the government of India through Deputy Collector, Nagpur.
Among the recommendations include: urgent and effective action to restore rule of law to curb targeted and communal violence; insulation of government controlled educational institutions, syllabus and curriculum from political intervention and thesis of religious nationalism; enhance allocations  to strengthen poorer sections of religious minorities, to ensure their participation in public life; and to ensure adequate representation of religious minorities in the police, administrative and judicial services at all levels.

Among those playing a leading role in the protest including Archbishop of Catholic Church of Nagpur – Abraham Viruthakulanglara; Bishop of Nagpur Diocese, Church of North India – Bishop Paul Dhupare; General Secretary National  Council of Churches in India –  Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad; Fr. Sanjay Kotchade from Believers Church, Rev. Devashish Dubey from Full Gospel Church Nagpur, Rev. John Joseph from Harvest Mission Church Nagpur, Prof. Vijay Barse (Coordinator), Philip Jaiswal, John Thomas, Bishop Panchu and Dr. John Dayal General Secretary All India Christian Council. Rev. V. N. Gaikwad, Rev. Sunil Martin were among those who addressed the gathering as they waited near the Vidhan Bhavan. Senior Journalist Joseph Rao, Nelson Francis and Baby Gaurikar were Also Present.


Source: The Hitavada, Nagpur | March 27, 2015 
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