Nagaland’s National People’s Party and Minority Morcha of BJP, Nagaland, have condemned the attack of Hindu group on Catholic singers in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna district. The Hindu group had also set a priest’s car ablaze.
Reportedly, the attacks took place while they were conducting a Carol singing programme for Chistmas season, a routine practice for the last 30 years. The BJP Minority wing termed it unfortunate, saying that in a secular country like India some fanatics are trying to stop prayers of Christian minority by accusing them of forceful conversion.
Nagaland NPP president Ato Yepthomi, in a release, said any form of violence in the name of religion is condemnable and unacceptable. He further added that the government should safeguard the religious rights of people from all faiths and ensure them security.
The BJP Minority urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh to provide security to the minorities.
Photo: File photo of a Church in Nagaland. (Representational Image)