SC directs Government to prepare a report of attacks on Christians
The Supreme Court of India took cognisance of attacks on members of the Cristian Community and instructed the Union Government to verify the claims.
The Supreme Court of India took cognisance of attacks on members of the Cristian Community and instructed the Union Government to verify the claims. It also asked to especially review the incidents in eight states which have the maximum number of such cases and to submit a report within two months on the action taken on each complaint. It was a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution based on allegations, the veracity of which will be decided by the Bench comprising of DY Chandrachud and Hima Kohli. The petitioners in the case Peter Machado, who is the archbishop of Bengaluru along with National Solidarity Forum and Evangelical Fellowship of India, two Christian organisations claimed that 505 incidents of attacks against Christians were reported in 2021 while 250 such incidents have been reported till May 2022. Earlier in August, the Centre dismissed these allegations before the court and claimed the complaints involved two individuals and was unnecessarily being given a communal colour.