Friday, February 25, 2005

NCM to visit Kota for inquiry into Emmanuel Mission incident

NCM to visit Kota for inquiry into Emmanuel Mission incident
[India News]: New Delhi, Feb 24 : The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) is sending a team for an on-the-spot enquiry of the reported dispute between the Christian community and certain groups regarding the entry of students in a missionary-run society in Kota, Rajasthan.
It has been decided to send a team consisting of NCM members Gen A M Sethna and V V Augustine for inquiry and to meet the different groups and the local administration, the Commission said in a release here today.The NCM team will reach Kota on February 25 for a one-day inquiry and will also try to resolve the issue.It has been reported that students coming from Andhra Pradesh another places were allegedly not allowed to enter the Emmanuel Mission Society and were forcibly returned by saffron outfits with the plea that they were brought for conversion.
Amidst police lathicharge on violent protests by saffron outfits and heavy security, a five-day function of the Emmannuel Mission Society began near Kota yesterday after it gave an undertaking to authorities that there would be no religious conversion or baptism ceremony.