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Five Nuns Attacked in Madhya Pradesh. Police Refused to File Complaint
New Delhi, October 27, (aicc)
Five Franciscan nuns were attacked by group of people wearing khaki
shorts and white shirts armed with sticks in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
One among them seriously injured while the rest suffer injuries and
police refused to register complaint.
According to the news reaching to All India Christian Council, the
incident happened when five nuns went to Mr. Anil's home located at
Shukliya, 15 KM away from Indore, for a prayer on October 26 at 8.30
AM. Mr. Anil is a Catholic and driver of the Franciscan Clarist
PRO and Spokes Person of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Fr. Anand
Muttungal said, "Mr. Mehra, Mr. Shivcharan and Manju led the fanatic
group and barged into Mr. Anil's home and began to beat nuns and
falsely accused them of conversion."
Sr. Jincy, Sr. Sayujia, Sr. Pavitra, Sr. Sweta and Sr. Anna Maria are
the victims. Jincy suffers head injuries and hospitalised.
Banganga Police station was reported about the incident and the duty
officer of police station refused to register the First Information
Fr. Anand reports that the Additional Superintendent of Police (SP)
and CSP Mr. Prasor threaten the complainers to face dare consequences
if they file FIR of the attack. Medias also refused to listen to the
voice of the victims.
When police at Banganga Police station was not ready to listen and
register the case, the Archbishop Dr. Leo Cornelio, Chairman of
Catholic Bishops Council of Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh, Fr. Anand
Muttungal reported the matter to Mr. A R Pawar IPS, Madhya Pradesh'
Director General of Police.
After knowing the fact that dawn to dusk hunger strike was planed by
Christian communities, Mr. Pawar assured the Christian leaders to
take the action against the accused and register FIR.
Fr. Anand said that the Christian leaders withdrew hunger strike
after DIG and Indore SP assured to take the action against the
accused. Till the filing of this report, the case is not registered.
Fr. Anand said that dawn to dusk hunger strike will be launched if
Police fails to book the accused and render justice to Christian
minorities in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
The Christian minorities in the state of Madhya Pradesh reached their
religious persecution on peak ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party
came to the power. The Madhya Pradesh Religious Freedom Act 1968
which is anti freedom of religion law in its nature has been reported
misusing to harass Christian minorities in the state.
Mr. M. Chandra
Regional Secretary � aicc,