Christians to support stir against CAA in Mansa

Christians to support stir against CAA in Mansa

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Tribune News Service

Bathinda, February 16

The indefinite protest call given by the Samvidhan Bachao Manch against the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has started gaining momentum in Mansa district. As the protest entered the fifth day on Sunday, members of the Christian community members vowed to extend their full support to the agitation.

With communal agendas taking the centre stage, these are surely very difficult times for minorities in the country and they no longer feel safe today.

Pastor Raj Kumar

A large number of Christians participated in the agitation. They said they were with the outfit that had been specially formed to lodge a protest against the new controversial law and would extend their support until the Union Government revoked the CAA and the NRC.

Pastor Raj Kumar said, “With communal agendas taking the centre stage, these are surely very difficult times for minorities in the country and they no longer feel safe today. The only alternative to ensure the safety of minorities is to unite and raise voice against the ruling regime. There are more than 1,000 members of the Christian community in Mansa and it was unanimously decided that we would extend full support to the agitation. On February 28, we would take out a protest march from the city’s church to the District Administrative Complex to formally join the agitation.”

Similarly, members of the Mid-day Meal Workers’ Union, who also participated in the agitation, have decided to support the agitation against the new law.

Addressing the protesters, Master Sukhdev Singh, one of the key members of the manch and president of the Democratic Farmers’ Union, said, “Laws that adversely affect communal harmony of the nation would not be tolerated by us.”

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