Freedom of Faith handed over to Prez

Justice M F Saldanha and the Catholic-Christian Secular                Forum General Secretary Joseph Dias submitting the                 ‘Freedom of Faith’ report (2007-2011) to President of India Pratibha Patil.

Informing the same to the media persons, Justice M F Saldanha said both the President and the Vice-president have appreciated the report and have shown deep concern over the Anti-Christian attacks taking place in Karnataka and promised to put an ebd to them.

The report by Justice Saldanha and Joseph Dias highlights various aspects leading to attacks on Christians including rise of militant communalism, weakened secular parties, anti-conversion and freedom of religion laws and false cases among others.

Saldanha said the report has put forth two important recommendations including the proportionate representation of Christians in Public Affairs and the launching of a Sachar-type Committee to study the state of affair of Christians.

Jospeh Dias who was present at the meet said the Christians are targeted by majority community for no reason. Christians are not the retaliating types like other communities.
 Saffronisation of education, growing trend of communalism among the women are posing threat to the society, he said.

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