Report: ISAAC HAROLD GOMES, ICPA – KOLKATA
On 10 Feb 2015, the day Arvind Kejriwal pulled off an AAPsolute miracle by crushing the “invincible” BJP at Delhi Assembly Election, the Archdiocese of Calcutta organized a Protest at Park Circus 7 Point Crossingat 6 pm.
Led by Fr Dominic Gomes–Vicar General, Bishop Raju, Fr Vincent Lobo, Dean of Calcutta Archiocese, Eugene Gonsalves, President All India Catholic Union and Alexander Anthony, President Catholic Association of Bengal, the Rally with a 3000+ turnout, was jointly organized with West Bengal Minority Development Council.
Shane Calvert-MLA, Prof. Maria Fernandes, Sunil Lucas President SIGNIS India, Fr MoloyD’Costa, Inspector Diocesan Schools and Lovina Khan Social Activist including priests,nuns and believers in religious freedom, were present.
Then he pepped up the gathering by plunking his guitar and singing aloud. Charles Sassoon, VP1 Catholic Association of Bengal was called to lend his voice. All the dignitaries spoke in unison against the heinous outrages on Churches in Delhi and other states. They condemned the strange silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Alexander Anthony strongly condemned the attacks on minorities.
EugeneGonsalves said thatthough Christians were about 2.5% of the Indian population, its share in the service sector was 24%.He emphasized if all minorities were united, they would become a combined force of 30% to counter any anti-minority policy.
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