Christian delegates meet Law Commission member on atrocities

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New Delhi, Oct 6 (UNI) A delegation of Christian intellectuals led by former NCM member James Massey called on Law Commission of India member Tahir Mahmood to seek his intervention in the matter of the ongoing atrocities against the Christians in Orissa and Karnataka.

In a memorandum, the delegation said,''Communal and fascist forces in the country are undermining the constitutional framework guaranteeing the rights, security, prosperity and well-being of all the citizens of India.'' Alleging that local authorities had been selective in applying the Orissa Freedom of Relgion Act 1967 which prohibits all forcible conversions, the memorandum said,''It was never used against those who are openly and forcibly converting Christians to Hinduism.'' The delegation also sought direct intervention of all monitoring structures of the Centre, particularly the Law Commission to curb the growing intolerance and fundamentalism.

Mr Mahmood has forwarded the memorandum for appropriate action to the Chairpersons of NHRC and National Commission for Minorities.

UNI MMG AKJ HT1840

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