Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Saturday, Feb 19, 2011
ePaper | Mobile/PDA Version
Google



Karnataka

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs |

Karnataka Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

State intelligence rapped for not averting church attacks

Staff Correspondent

DAVANGERE: Justice S.R. Nayak, Chairperson of the Karnataka State Human Rights Commission, has blamed the State Intelligence Department for the attack on churches in the State, including Thursday's incident in Bangalore. He said the functioning of the department was pathetic.

In an informal chat with presspersons here on Friday, Justice Nayak said if the Intelligence Department had been vigilant, most of the church attacks could have been prevented. There were eight incidents of church attacks in the State in the past 18 months, he said, and many incidents could have been averted had the intelligence department been proactive.

On conversions

To a question, Justice Nayak said he had definite information that certain people had indulged in conversion to Christianity. But attacking churches on the pretext that some people had indulged in conversion was offensive. He added that the Government should initiate all necessary steps to ensure that such attacks would not recur in the future. He also said that the Police Department should take stringent action against those found guilty of forcible conversion. He said no one could attack pastors or churches just because certain persons indulged in conversion. Justice Nayak declined to comment on the final report of the B.K. Somasekhara Commission and said it would not be in good taste.

Cases

He said the KSHRC had booked over 25,000 cases, including 5,000 suo motu, despite many limitations. He claimed that many of the cases were disposed off despite limited staff. The commission had appealed to the Government to sanction more staff apart from other basic facilities.

He also urged the Government to set up KSHRC offices at the divisional level in the State so that the commission could function more effectively.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



Karnataka

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Updates: Breaking News |


News Update



The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Ergo | Home |

Copyright 2011, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu