Up to date: November 30, 2020 3:02:36 am
Reacting to statements made by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Mumbai-based activist and former vice-president of the state minorities fee Dr Abraham Mathai stated on Sunday that allegations that Christians had been forcibly changing tribals had been “outright false and doubtful”.
“Such false and unsubstantiated statements from a chief minister of a state is deplorable and can solely encourage assaults on weak Christian minorities, who by no means retaliate when attacked like others who accomplish that in self-defence. In the present day, Christian minorities in India are essentially the most persecuted as they’re meek and imagine in Christ’s instructing of displaying the opposite cheek when attacked,” Mathai stated in a press release. Addressing two occasions in tribal-dominated Umaria and Badwani districts in MP, Chouhan had accused Christians of forcibly attempting to transform tribals.
Mathai, president of Indian Christian Voice, stated, “In any dish, the least of all of the components is salt however with out salt any dish can be tasteless. Likewise, we Christians, though being simply 2.3 per cent of the inhabitants, have by no means failed in our duty in society and have solely added worth like salt provides flavour to any dish.” He stated courts should take suo motu cognizance of “such reckless, unfounded and irresponsible allegations by a CM”.
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