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Christian Council deplores National Minority Commission’s stand on Sangh Parivar

John Dayal, Secretary general, All India Christian Council issued the following statement:

The All India Christian Council is intrigued by a statement in a section of the Press, and purportedly issued by Tirlochan Singh, Vice chairman, National Commission for Minorities, in which he has again called for a dialogue between the Christian community and the Sangh Parivar, which has been widely alleged to be behind the violence against minorities in general and in the last three years, particularly against Christians. In the process, Tirlochan Singh has also accused the All India Christian Council of `not being serious about achieving peace but only in levelling charges.’

We deplore this unwarranted statement against the Council by a man of Tirlochan Singh’s standing. The NCM has either been misled by vested interests, or has not been able to understand the difference that the Council makes between a `bilateral dialogue’ between the Christian community, a religious identity, and the political entity of the Sangh Parivar, and a dialogue between religious groups on peaceful coexistence and mutual respect as behooves civilized people in a secular democracy based on the rule of law, a secular Constitution and a plural cultural heritage.

The Sangh Parivar is not a religion or religious group, nor does the great Hindu community in this country accept it as its sole, or even its main, representative. This is clear from the fact that its bitterest critics are not in the minority community but in the majority community who see the Sangh Parivar as a threat to the civilizational values which Indians hold so dear.

As everyone knows, the Sangh Parivar’s thesis of `One People One Nation One Culture’ is an ideology, and several scholars have traced its roots to the Nazi era. The All India Christian Council does not accept the argument that there is need to `discuss’ with the Sangh Parivar why its goons are wrecking havoc on the Christian community. These are crimes under the Indian Penal Code and the legal process must take care that such criminals are brought to book. The highest echelons of the Sangh Parivar have amply made clear their intolerance of the Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs and other minority groups. They have also made it clear in unambiguous manner in what circumstances and under what conditions will they allow the minorities to exist in the country. The call by RSS supremo Kuppahalli Sudershan for an ‘indigenous church’ and for Muslims to accept their ‘roots’ does not speak of a group whose ears and minds are open to a dialogue.

The Christian Council is also surprised that the National Commission for Minorities does not want to understand why it (NCM) was created. It was not created to ensure the Peace of the Graveyard. Its job is to investigate persecution of minorities, identify the culprits, review government policy for biases and lacunae, and ensure that Constitutional guarantees are enforced and implemented. Going by Tirlochan Singh’s argument of a dialogue, the National Commissions for women and Scheduled castes and Tribes would not be looking at root causes but would be financing dialogues between battered women and murderous husbands, protagonists of sati or caste and gender chauvinists.

It is easy for traumatized communities to fall in such traps. Only a real understanding of the ideological moorings of organizations such as the Sangh Parivar – explained in their own publications and statements – can lead to a reasoned response. We must NOT allow ourselves to be panicked into entering or accepting a process of `barter’ or dilution of Constitutional rights. The Christian Council rejects any dialogue that seems to `buy’ peace from the Sangh Parivar. Christian conscience will not accept safety at the cost of the lives and cultures of other communities, including the Muslims, who are equal if not bigger victims of the Sangh Parivar.

The Sangh Parivar must publicly renounce its ideology if it wants its protestations of goodwill to be taken in seriousness.

Meanwhile, we not only welcome, but also hereby offer, to sponsor any process of dialogue between religious communities and groups to strengthen democracy, secularism and plural culture as enshrined in the Constitution of India. The National Commission for Minorities is also invited to join such a dialogue as an important interlocutor.

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