Profiling of Christians continues despite revocation order by MP Govt

Not even a week has passed since the Madhya Pradesh Government had ordered revocation of the controversial circular order to the police seeking details of the Christians in the state, the profiling still continues unabated. On March 22, police had issued a circular to all police stations that ordered profiling of the Christians. Soon after strong protests from the Christian community the Madhya Pradesh government revoked the order. Inspite of revocation of the order two policemen on 20 April reached a social centre run by the community in Raisin district to enquire on the basis of the circular issued to the police. Father Thomas in an interview said that the representative of the centre requested them to to take information from the main centre. IP Kulshreshth, police superintendent of Raisin in an interview said that after getting directive on withdrawing the circular from the DGP SK Rout he had informed all the police stations under his charge about it. He also said that if any police officer went to collect information on the basis of that circular he would look into the matter. Later on, it was found that the policemen had visited the centre after getting direction by the superintendent of police, Raisin. Leo Cornelio, Bhopal’s Archbishop said that it is a conspiracy against the community and similar kind of profiling was also ordered by Gujarat government during 1999-2000.

MG News Desk

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 May 2011 on page no. 4

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