Tribal bishops seek Indian president's intervention
10:17 PM, May 15, 2017
India(Delhi):They fear India's indigenous peoples could end up landless like those in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.India's tribal Catholic bishops have sought the intervention of President Pranab Mukherjee to ensure the rights of millions of tribal people.
The activist criticizes the statement in the UN Council for Human Rights by the Indian delegation. The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which controls the violation of religious freedom abroad, said that in India the religious minority communities and Dalits face discrimination and persecution.
Bharatiya Janata Party maintains Christian missionaries' service in education and health are a cover to attract the poor.The ruling pro-Hindu party in eastern India's majority-tribal Jharkhand state has pushed for an anti-conversion law that church leaders fear will be used to intensify the harassment of local Christians.