The Delhi Police have launched a Facebook page dedicated to addressing the grievances of the Christian community following a series of attacks by Hindu radicals over the past three months. Christians in Delhi took to the streets after five churches were attacked and vandalized in just two months. Many claimed that police were not taking crimes against the Christian community seriously because of the government’s ties to Hindu nationalist groups. Will the launching of this new Facebook page help reduce the number of incidents of persecution in Delhi?
3/11/2015 India (Business Standard) – The Delhi Police have launched a Facebook page to address grievances of Christian institutions and individuals in the wake of a series of attacks on Christian institutions in the city.
Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also said that his government will not allow any religious group to incite hatred and will strongly act against any religious violence.
According to Delhi Police, the new Facebook page ‘Delhi Police Minority Brethren’ has been created on February 22 and it can be used for posting problems related to any institution or school.
On the page timeline, Delhi Police wrote, “Dear Christian brothers and sisters, this page has been designed by Delhi Police to add a forum for all Christian people in Delhi to put across their views regarding law and order situation in Delhi with special reference to the security of our churches and educational institutions.”
DCP Joy Tirkey has been nominated as nodal officer for the redressal of the problems of minority community.
Police claimed that security has been beefed up at all the churches and frequency of patrolling in the area has been increased.