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Five Nuns Attacked in Madhya Pradesh. Police Refused to File Complaint

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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
      Sisters.

      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
      Report (FIR).

      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.

      Release by
      Sd/-
      Mr. M. Chandra
      Regional Secretary � aicc,
      New Delhi
      9868184939
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