Madhya Pradesh

Court stays proceedings against Catholic school in Madhya Pradesh

: November 16, 2010

Principal bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court at Jabalpur

The Madhya Pradesh High Court has come to the rescue of a Catholic school being harassed by a government commission meant to protect religious minority groups.The court made an interim order on Nov. 12, staying all proceedings against Christ Jyoti Senior Secondary School, Satna.The school approached the court after Lakshmi Yadav, a member of the Other Backward Castes and Minority Welfare Commission, accused it of indulging in conversion activities
The school, managed by Satna diocese for the past 30 years, has 2,670 students.


Persecution against Christians in Satna (MP)

V A Antony (Evangelist, Satna-MP) was last week falsely accused in local News-Papers of carrying out the funeral of a non-believer in the local Christian Cemetery. The news report by anti-gospel elements was followed by a complaint to Inspector General of Police. Based on the complaint our dear brother was summoned by the local police and a high level enquiry is pending.
Few months back the son of a local believer had died under mysterious circumstances. The believers of the Assembly, on the desire & consent of the parents and relatives decided to bury him in the Christian cemetery. During that time all needed formalities were completed.