Won’t let injustice happen to you, Rajnath Singh tells Christians

At Christmas dinner, Home minister says entire govt is with the community.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:December 18, 2015 1:59 am
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh addresses the 110th Annual Session of the PHD Chamber and PHD Annual Awards for Excellence 2015 in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI Photo by Kamal Singh(PTI11_28_2015_000021A) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. (Source: PTI)

UNION HOME Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday assured the Christian community that the government will not let “injustice” happen to them.

“I want to tell the bishops that if you are facing any problem, you can contact me. I will try and solve your issues,” he told leaders of the community at a Christmas dinner hosted by the Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI), the apex decision-making body of the Catholic Church in India.

“I will not let injustice happen to you,” he said.

Recalling the attacks on churches and Christian-run institutions during the campaign of the Delhi Assembly election, the Home minister said, “I don’t know whether it was coincidence or conspiracy.”

With leaders of the community expressing apprehension over the safety and security of minorities under the BJP government at the Centre on many occasions, the Home Minister said, “I have always been with you, I am with you and I will be with you. It is not just me, the Prime Minister and the entire government is with you.”

Among those present on the occasion were CBCI president Cardinal Baselios Cleemis and other cardinals, archbishops and bishops along with Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury and leaders from BJP and Congress.

Singh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him to attend the Christmas dinner. “While I was at the meeting of council of ministers, he reminded me that I should go and attend this,” he said, adding that he always had the “desire” to attend the community’s functions. “Indian traditions and Christians have many things in common,” he said.

Pointing out that India is an inclusive society, he said the BJP government is committed to protect it. Singh also had dinner with the cardinals.

Addressing the gathering, Cardinal Cleemis asked the government to take “anxiety of different sections of people including that of minorities” seriously and “bring peace and joy, justice to everyone beyond faith formulation”.

Stressing that dialogue involves both listening and responding, the cardinal said, “It is a seeking both to understand and be understood. It is a readiness to put questions and to be questioned. True dialogue shall be guided by authentic love and truth.” “It is of utmost importance that the government takes maximum efforts to keep all citizens in peace and tranquillity. In the secular and democratic country of ours, this is a genuine sign of true secularism and loyalty to the holy book of the country — the Constitution,” he said.

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    CID
    Dec 18, 2015 at 5:04 pm
    The Consution exists to protect minorities. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The majority can use legislation to p laws "to not indulge in cow slaughter", however the Consution puts brakes on the majority's power to make laws: the majority's LEGISLATION must allow an exception under ARTICLE 29 to the minorities to allow them "to engage in cow slaughter" for purpose of preserving the minority section's (Muslim Christian) food culture & tradition which is part of culture. Otherwise, a BLANKET BAN on cow slaughter to include minority Muslims and Christians is UNCONSUTIONAL and MUST be struck down.
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      CID
      Dec 18, 2015 at 5:04 pm
      The Consution exists to protect minorities. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The majority can use legislation to p laws "to not indulge in cow slaughter", however the Consution puts brakes on the majority's power to make laws: the majority's LEGISLATION must allow an exception under ARTICLE 29 to the minorities to allow them "to engage in cow slaughter" for purpose of preserving the minority section's (Muslim Christian) food culture & tradition which is part of culture. Otherwise, a BLANKET BAN on cow slaughter to include minority Muslims and Christians is UNCONSUTIONAL and MUST be struck down.
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        CID
        Dec 18, 2015 at 5:04 pm
        The Consution exists to protect minorities. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The majority can use legislation to p laws "to not indulge in cow slaughter", however the Consution puts brakes on the majority's power to make laws: the majority's LEGISLATION must allow an exception under ARTICLE 29 to the minorities to allow them "to engage in cow slaughter" for purpose of preserving the minority section's (Muslim Christian) food culture & tradition which is part of culture. Otherwise, a BLANKET BAN on cow slaughter to include minority Muslims and Christians is UNCONSUTIONAL and MUST be struck down.
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          CID
          Dec 18, 2015 at 5:04 pm
          The Consution exists to protect minorities. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The majority can use legislation to p laws "to not indulge in cow slaughter", however the Consution puts brakes on the majority's power to make laws: the majority's LEGISLATION must allow an exception under ARTICLE 29 to the minorities to allow them "to engage in cow slaughter" for purpose of preserving the minority section's (Muslim Christian) food culture & tradition which is part of culture. Otherwise, a BLANKET BAN on cow slaughter to include minority Muslims and Christians is UNCONSUTIONAL and MUST be struck down.
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            CID
            Dec 18, 2015 at 5:05 pm
            The Consution exists to protect minorities. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The majority can use legislation to p laws "to not indulge in cow slaughter", however the Consution puts brakes on the majority's power to make laws: the majority's LEGISLATION must allow an exception under ARTICLE 29 to the minorities to allow them "to engage in cow slaughter" for purpose of preserving the minority section's (Muslim Christian) food culture & tradition which is part of culture. Otherwise, a BLANKET BAN on cow slaughter to include minority Muslims and Christians is UNCONSUTIONAL and MUST be struck down.
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              rojer
              Dec 18, 2015 at 9:34 am
              why modi and his ministers send greetings for hindhu festivals through mobile phones? why dont they do that for other festivals? dont they indians?
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                Shamsul
                Dec 18, 2015 at 7:50 am
                'Won’t let injustice happen to you, Rajnath Singh tells Christians.' Sorry to write Mr. Home Minister that you are lying. You claim to be the RSS swayamsevak and for you the most important ideologue is Guru Golwalkar who has been described by noted historian Ramchandra Guha as 'guru of hate.' You admitted many times that you idolize and follow this guru. And this guru believed that Muslims are INTERNAL THREAT NUMBER ONE & Christians are INTERNAL THREAT NUMBER TWO. [Chapter 16 led 'Internal threats' in M. S. Golwalkar, Bunch of Thoughts, published by RSS publication house, Sahitya Sindhu Bangalore, 1996 edition, p. 193] Whom should we believe Sir, your urance or your guru?
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                  Shamsul
                  Dec 18, 2015 at 10:36 am
                  Who gave you the authority to decide who is an Indian citizen or not? Hindutva politics is the greatest danger to democratic-secular India. It needs to be uprooted. This politics killed father of the Nation. Indians like me will not allow these criminals to turn India into a Hindu stan.
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