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NCRCC opposes governance day date

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By EMN Updated: Dec 22, 2016 12:17 am
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Dimapur, Dec. 21: Expressing dismay over the decision of the Centre to observe Good Governance Day on December 25, the Nagaland Christian Revival Council of Churches (NCRCC) has written to Chief Minister TR Zeliang urging him to
take the lead in strongly opposing the “medieval” and “diabolic move” of the BJP-led government. It said the Chief Minister can take the lead in opposing the Centre’s move taking full advantage of the current dispensation where all the 60 MLAs speak in one voice and in view of the fact that Nagaland is a Christian majority state.
In an open letter to the Chief Minister, NCRCC president Rev. Dr. N. Paphino said on Wednesday mentioned that Christmas Day has been a national holiday ever since India’s Independence while alleging that “this good governance slogan is merely a veil of the RSS extended agenda to convert India into a Hindu country by suppressing all other minority groups in the country”. It has struck the secular fabric of the country and the core idea of a liberal democratic country has become a misnomer, the letter stated. The NCRCC opined that the declaration of Good Governance Day on Christmas Day is purpose driven to suppress the beliefs and practices of Christianity.
Expressing dismay at what it called the discriminatory decision of the government, the NCRCC said, “It is at best insensitive and at worst, a direct assault and discrimination to the Christian minority in India.”
“It is a deliberate decision to undermine the importance of Christmas and all the Christians in India. This move of the Modi government has hurt the sentiments of thousands of Christians all over India<” the letter said

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By EMN Updated: Dec 22, 2016 12:17:28 am