Therie poses question to Christians in Nagaland
DIMAPUR — Alleging that India is changing towards a Hindu state consequent upon the removable of Socialist and Secular principles from the Constitution, former minister and former president of Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC), K Therie, has asked if the Christians in Nagaland should continue to support the Hindu government at the centre.
To bolster his claim, Therie stated that the religious divide has become a reality in India adding that religious projects are now projected as national programmes by spending taxpayers’ money.
Therie alleged that eliminating Christians from India has been the ‘outcry’ of the present government since it took over the rein in 2014. He added that Christians in the cow belts are no longer safe to identify themselves as Christian.
“To galvanise Hindutva in the Northeast, the Kuki-Zo issue is also the process of eliminating Christianity in the nation. RSS/ BJP have chosen Manipur because of the political and religious dominant position of the Meiteis who are mostly Hindu,” Therie alleged.
He claimed that the plan was not sudden but well-pre-conceived and organised. He went on to allege that the BJP Rajya Shaba MP himself is the Chairman of the rebel forces.
“BJP government in Manipur has allowed Arambai Teggol and Meite Leepu to loot more than 10,000 sophisticated arms and over 6 lakh ammunition to finish the Christians. They have the support of the government. They have burnt 29 villages to ashes and destroyed over 350 churches. 96 Christian dead bodies are still lying in the mortuary. Christians living in the Manipur valley have lost material properties and dwellings to live in,” Therie added.
Directing his target towards the Prime Minister of India for not showing any concern about turmoil in Manipur in eight months, Therie has likened him to a modern Nebuchadnezzar.
In light of the above-stated circumstances, Therie questioned if the Christians in Nagaland should continue to support the BJP government at the centre.