The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Union Ministry of of Home Affairs to request confirmation reports from Bihar, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh on a plea accusing of attacks against the Christian community.
The apex court gave two months for the complete process that includes the registration of FIRs and arrests, the state of investigation, and charge sheets that were filed.
Sc Asks Mha To Seek Reports From 8 States On Plea Alleging Attacks On Christians-TeluguStop.com
A bench comprising Justices D.Y.Chandrachud and Hima Kohli stated that the court “can’t make an assessment regarding the credibility of claims in the plea (in the plea) that we have been given”.
The bench said it is better to confirm the allegations in the plea.in the plea.
Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, representing the petitioner, claimed that 700 prayer gatherings of Christians were shut down and that violence was employed against them.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre said that the MHA upon verification discovered that a number of incidents, referred to in the plea as communal attacks were either exaggerated or false.
The Central government has informed the Supreme Court there is no basis in the claim of increasing violence against Christians in the country.
It was stated that such deceitful petitions can cause unrest across the country, may be to get help from outside, to interfere with the internal matters of the nation.
The MHA, in a written response, stated: “It is submitted that there is a hidden motive in the filing of these fraudulent petitions, causing unrest across the country and possibly receiving assistance from outside of the country to interfere with the internal matters of our country.”
The Ministry said that the petitioner had resorted to lies and self-serving documents , and reported on press reports, where Christian persecutions are either untrue or incorrectly depicted.
The MHA’s response was based on an appeal alleging a rise in the amount of attacks against Christian churches and priests across the nation and calling for the application of its policies to stop hate crimes.
The petitioners Rev.Peter Machado and others sought the implementation of the guidelines given by the apex courts in the 2017 Tehseen Poonawala judgement.
more recommended stories
SC Directs Centre, RBI to Put on Record Relevant Records Relating to Decision on Demonetisation
NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Delhi HC Allows Termination of Pregnancy to Woman in her Eighth Month
NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court on.
The Last Holdouts of Kuno: Taking the Forest Out of the Sahariyas
SHEOPUR (MADHYA PRADESH):“We were born in.
Punjabi Woman Shot Dead at Petrol Pump in Canada’s Brampton
BATHINDA:A 21-year-old Sikh woman was shot.
Moosewala Murder Mastermind Goldy Brar Detained in California
CHANDIGARH:Gangster Satinderjeet Singh alias Goldy Brar,.
Mangaluru Blast Case: Accused Recovers, Police Begin Questioning
BENGALURU:The police have begun questioning terror.
3 Top IPS Officers Indicted for Letting Accused in Custodial Rape, Extortion Case go Scot-free
CHANDIGARH:The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has.
PMO to Monitor Mumbai Urja Marg (MUML) through PRAGATI Portal
NEW DELHI:Mumbai Urja Marg Limited (MUML),.
Dubai NRI Couple’s Killer Loses Death Sentence Appeal
DUBAI:A Pakistani man convicted of murdering.
SC: People Holding Public Office Must Impose Self-restriction Not to Make Disparaging Remarks
NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Tuesday.