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Sangliana gives ear to Meitei Christians’ grievances

ICC Note

Indian Christians continue to ask government officials for protection against persecution. So far, Indian officials have not taken sufficient measures to protect the persecuted believers.

By Babu Thomas

02/12/2010 India (Christian Today)-The grievances of Christians in Manipur was last week communicated to National Commission for Minorities Vice Chairman, Dr HT Sangliana, who was on a five-day visit to the state.

During a meeting with the Metei Christians (majority ethnic group of Manipur), Sangliana took note of last year’s violence against three churches and promised to pressure the police to act on the villainy.

Sangliana was informed that three churches were burnt down on May 10, 2009, at Phayeng, Taothong and Phumlou. Properties worth about Rs 3 lakhs were burnt and damaged during the incident, he was told.

The NCM was urged to render protection to vulnerable groups and religious places of worship.

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