NEW DELHI: Home Minister Rajnath Singh acknowledges fears and concerns of Christians in India.
According to details, the Home Minister Rajnath Singh has recognized the fear and anxiety of Christians over the recent attacks on churches in the Capital city. Home minister Rajnath Singh has directed the Delhi Police to make sure that the Christian institutions are provided satisfactory security. Additionally, he assured the Christian leaders, who met him at his office on Thursday, February 5. He also directed the officials to carry out an impartial enquiry into the alleged vandalisation of five churches over the past two-and-a-half months.
Nevertheless, the six-member delegation which consisted Christian community leaders, included former All India Catholic Union president John Dayal and advocate Jenis Francis, presented three main demands to the home minister. The demands put forward included adding Section 153 A (promoting enmity on grounds of religion), Section 295 and Section 295A (defiling a place of worship) to the FIR relating to the recent vandalization of a church in Vasant Kunj. Secondly, they demanded for a court-monitored probe by a special investigation team (SIT) into the attacks on Christian institutions. Thirdly, the delegation insisted for an effective security cover for churches.