Minorities feeling insecure in K'taka: Archdiocese

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Bangalore, Oct 14 (UNI) Minority community, under the umbrella of Bangalore Archdiocese, today met Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil here and conveyed the community's growing sense of 'insecurity' and 'disappointment' in the wake of continuing attacks and vandalisation of their places of worship in Karnataka.

Speaking to reporters after meeting Mr Patil at Raj Bhavan, Fr Adolf Washington, PRO of the Archdiocese, said the delegation had briefed Mr Patil on the state of affairs in the state and referred to the recent vandalism of a place of worship near the city on October 12.

''Police are trying to dismiss the incident as a fire accident even when there is a clear indication of it being an act of vandalism by miscreants,'' he alleged.

He said there was clear indication from the interaction with Mr Patil that the Union Home Minister and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were not happy with what was happening in Karnataka, he claimed.

In a memorandum to Mr Patil, the members of the Archdiocese said they had lost their faith in the assurances of security given by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and the state Home Minister V S Acharya.

''There are no second thoughts on doubting that the Yeddyurappa-led government was indifferent and non-committal in its promise to stop the violence,'' the petition alleged.


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