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Ensure every citizen gets right to worship: Catholic body to Centre

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017,12:36 IST By anju A A A

New Delhi | A catholic body today urged the Centre to ensure that every citizen enjoys the basic right to worship while alleging that police interrupted few “Dalit Christians” during prayers on Good Friday in a Tamil Nadu village.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) condemned the incident at Sogandi, Tamil Nadu, in a statement.

The CBCI is very distressed and saddened by the happenings in Tamil Nadu, on Good Friday, a day very sacred to Christians everywhere, a spokesperson of the body said.

“We request our Prime Minister, the Home Minister and leaders cutting across party lines throughout the country to ensure that every person continues to feel safe and enjoy the basic right to worship freely and without fear,” he said.

According to reports, police had allegedly interrupted a group of “Dalit Christians” from worshipping at a hillock on Good Friday, in Sogandi village of Tamil Nadu.