New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Christians from across the country on Monday condemned the “growing” intolerance in India and criticised “sinister attempts” to do away with the reservation policy.
“In unequivocal terms we denounce the growing intolerance in the country. We also denounce the sinister attempts to do away with reservation policy and ultimately the attempt to undermine the constitution,” reads a statement, signed by over 100 Christian community leaders and activists.
The community leaders have signed the statement to express their anger over violence against Dalits, Adivasis, women, religious minorities and even “ghar-wapsi” (a programme to convert non-Hindus to Hinduism).
Principal of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, Fr. Felix Raj, former Karnataka Police chief Francis Colaso and former Delhi government Minority Commission member John Dayal were among those who signed the statement.
“We stand in solidarity with all those from various walks of life, faiths, traditions, backgrounds, cultures, communities, professions and orientations who have raised voice against the growing intolerance in the country and call upon all the citizens to resist every move to create crisis and conflict by some vested interest,” the statement said.