Stop Atrocities Against the Christian Community – MK Faizy
The recent incidents of violence against the Christian community across the country are highly deplorable; the Sangh Parivar should stop its ethnic violence against all the minorities including the Christian community in the country, urged MK Faizy, National President of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI). Attacks on Christian community in India is not something new, though not as rampant as on Muslims. Muslims, in the country have been under perpetual assaults by the Sangh Parivar even before independence. Attacks against Muslims aggravated and incidents of attacks on Christians too started after independence. Christians are the second internal enemy of the nation according to Golwalkar, the ideologue and second Sar Sangh Chalak of RSS. And so, Christians are not the new preys of these bigots. This Christmas witnessed numerous violence and vandalism by the militant Hindutva fascists against Christian community and their places of worship, across the country. Seven attacks were reported on Christmas eve and Christmas Day from the BJP-ruled states.To cite a few:• In Agra, members of a far-right Hindu group burned a statue of Santa Claus outside a missionary-led school.• In Assam, two protesters in saffron, entered a church on Christmas eve and disrupted the celebratory worship process.• In Haryana, on Christmas Eve, evening celebrations at a school in Pataudi were disrupted by members of a right-wing Hindu vigilante group. Storming into the school chanting “Jai Shri Ram.”• A Christmas event held at the Matridham Ashram in Uttar Pradesh was also targetted by a Hindu vigilante group, who stood outside shouting slogans such as “stop conversions” and “missionary murdabad.”Attacks on Christians have increased Since the BJP came to power in 2014. According to a report by Persecution Relief, crimes against Christians increased by 60 percent from 2016 to 2019.The most stunning news of anti-Christian stand by the right-wing Hindutva extremists is the step to curb the charity activities of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity by rejecting its application to renew FCRA registration. It is the same pattern of vicious loathing that the Sangh Parivar carried out against the Muslims, that they are following against the Christians as well. RSS is born and brought up with the ideology of hatred, racism, and religious-hostility. Their ultimate objective is a supremacist Brahminical Hindutva Rashtra free of other religious communities, and they are prepared to exterminate all the other religious communities than Hindu, in the country. It is high time the victims of the RSS violence woke up and understood their real enemy, unitedly resisted and defeated the ethnic agenda of the extreme right-wing Hindutva forces led by RSS, to live in peace and harmony in the country, reminded Faizy.