Shillong, Dec 2: The Meghalaya unit of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) has questioned the silence of the NPP-led coalition in Meghalaya for failing to take up the threat made by Karnataka Chief Minister, Basavaraj Bommai against Christians.
According to the Meghalaya unit of the AITC, the statement made by the Karnataka Chief Minister legitimizes the use of violence against Christians in that state.
“The silence of the NPP and the BP shows that their words and actions do not match up in upholding Constitutional values and the spirit of democracy,” AITC state p[resident Charles Pyngrope said.
Pyngrope has also urged the public of the state to judge for themselves whether to continue to keep mum on such communal politics by other parties on this matter.
According to him, the attacks on religious institutions, belonging to the Christian community in Karnataka and also the action by Hindutva groups who continue to act with state support is a dangerous trend which is never witnessed in the northeast including Assam or Meghalaya.
He said that the proposed survey by the state government of Karnataka of identifying people who are Christian by faith and their places of worship is nothing short of witch hunting and a deliberate attempt to create a communal divide in society, which is highly condemnable and uncalled for.
Pyngrope stated that such actions by the state in itself goes to the extent of allowing fringe elements and non-state actors like the RSS, Bajrang Dal VHP and others to single out Christians as well as other minority faith groups and communities in that state.