MLA demands fresh probe in Karnataka church attacks. The CSF calls for Justice Michael Saldanha Report as Reference

June 14, 2013 by  
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The CSF calls upon the government of Karnataka to reject the Justice Somashekhara Commission report, which was a sham and investigate on the lines of the report presented by Justice Michael Saldanha, which has been widely appreciated. According to Joseph Dias, the CSF general secretary, ” The Justice Michael Saldanha Report has been recognised as more authentic by all concerned decision makers, including the President, Vice President, Prime Minister and various Union Ministers. It therefore serves as a valuable reference point and need to be taken up seriously. The CSF welcomes the demand for a probe by JR Lobo, Mangalore MLA and urges the government to act on it.

MLA demands fresh probe in Karnataka church attacksBangalore, June 13, 2013: A legislator in Karnataka has demanded a fresh probe into the incidents of church attacks in the state.

J R Lobo, representing Mangalore constituency, pointed out in the state assembly that the report submitted by Justice Somashekhara Commission on the attacks is full of contradictions.

He asserted that in view of these things, there was a strong case of holding fresh investigation into these incidents.

“The above report has not specifically said anything about the persons and organizations involved in the attacks, or politicians who instigated them. Moreover, none of the culprits have been punished. In such a scenario, how can the people have faith in the government?” he questioned.

The state witnessed at least 24 attacks on Church institutions and Christians in 2008.

The Justice B. K. Somasekhara commission in its 1,000-page report said “no true Hindu” had a role in the attacks.

The report was flayed by the Christian community in the state.

Lobo said that the brand image which Mangalore once enjoyed, is now facing danger from incidents of moral policing, which has given rise to a situation of apprehension and fear.

Stating that the previous BJP government in the state had saffronized the text books during its term, he demanded for the dissolution of text book committees and to form them afresh by bringing together expert educationists.

– daijiworld

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