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Govt asked to withdraw all 264 cases against Christians for conversion, cleric says cases false

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Shams Ur Rehman Alavi

BHOPAL: The state government has been urged to withdraw all the cases of conversion that were registered against Christians in Madhya Pradesh. 

As many as 264 cases were registered in the state and all these cases were false, claimed Dr Anand Muttungal, who is national coordinator of the Rashtriya Isai Mahasangh (RIMS). 

A delegation comprising Christian community members met the law minister and said that these cases were registered during the last 15 years, with the aim to harass the community members. 

"We briefed the minister that the BJP-led government has persecuted Christians in the name of conversion to take revenge, as they believe that the Christians are supporters of Congress". "Even though many cases were registered, not one was proved in the court of law", he further said. 

RIMS spokesperson Richard James said, "The fundamental organization supporting the B J P has taken help from the police and administration to persecute Christians working in the fields social work, education and religious activities. They have used power to defame Christians and stop the works done for the poor".

The delegation members said that the minister gave a positive response and said that the false cases would be withdrawn. Those who were part of the delegation included Bibit Babu, Sonia Singh, Narjee Meda, Prince Salve, Belsson and BS Peter amongst others.