Govt Urged to Protect Christians

BANGALORE: Perturbed by the attacks on Christians in coastal Karnataka, former judge of the Karnataka High Court Justice M F Saldanha and the Christian Secular Forum on Monday urged the State

Published: 23rd February 2012 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:01 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Perturbed by the attacks on Christians in coastal Karnataka, former judge of the Karnataka High Court Justice M F Saldanha and the Christian Secular Forum on Monday urged the State government to take action.  

Describing the incident at Uppinangady in which RSS leader Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat allegedly made a provocative speech against the minority communities recently, Saldanha said, “The communal disharmony in the coastal areas has never been so bad.”

The leaders of the forum expressed concern over a similar incident in Jammu and Kashmir and said, “ This is unhealthy for secularism and has to be avoided.”  The forum appealed to the Union government to protect the missionaries, whose lives and property are in danger.                                                                                            

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