BJP mag depicts nuns in poor light. Isai Maha Sangh demands legal action

April 9, 2013 by  
Filed under newsletter-lead, Persecution

Isai Maha Sangh Demands Legal ActionMadhya Pradesh, April 09, 2013: The latest issue of the Baratiya Janata Party run fortnightly magazine “CHARAIVETI” carried an article titled “the life of nuns in the hell of the Church” written by a Delhi based writer R L Francis. The issue has become centre of controversy in Madhya Pradesh.

A delegation lead by Isai Maha Sangh District President, Richard James presented a memorandum in this regard in the Public Hearing organized by Director General of Police, Shri. Nandan Dubey, IPS. The public hearing was led by Smt. Aruna Mohan  Rao, Additional Director General of Police.

The ADGP has asked the Inspector General of police, Bhopal Range, Shri. Upendr Jain to take immediate action in the complaint. Following which a few members of the delegation met the IG too later and handed over a complete file for immediate action.

The magazine is run by the committee headed by Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, Member of Parliament from Indore  and former Union Minister, while the editor of the magazine is Anil Somitra and the writer of the article R L Francis.

Richard James said, “ the article is very distasteful and offensive, police should take action against the editor, writer of the article and president of the committee that runs the magazine.” If the police fails to take action we will move ahead with further legal action.”

George Anthony, General Secretary of Isai Maha Sangh Bhopal District, said “it is done purposely to defame the community and divide society on communal lines. It is very unfortunate that ruling party is targeting the Christian minority as such. We want the police to take action.”

Isai Maha Sangh demanded legal action against the offenders and also asked those responsible for it to ask pardon from the community and withdraw the article.

The delegation included Monu Saxena, the Youth Congress vice president of the Bhopal Lok Sabha Constituency and Mrs. Edlina David, president of the women’s wing of the Isai Maha Sangh, among prominent others.

– press release

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