BCS CONDEMNS THE RESPONSE OF MINISTER OF STATE SIDHARAM MHETRE ON THE ANTI CONVERSION BILL.
28 Mar 2005
The Bombay Catholic Sabha [BCS] is anguished and pained at the response of Mr. Sidharam Mhetre, Minister of State of Home in the Maharashta Assembly that the State Government would pass a bill for anti-conversion on the lines of Tamil Nadu.
The Minister concerned should know that the Tamil Nadu Anti-Conversion bill was withdrawn after a prolonged agitation by the people of Tamil Nadu.
Such a suggestion to come from a Secular Congress/NCP Government is a shame. It appears that the Minister concerned acted on his own from the intervention of the Chief Minister who stated that there was no need for such legislation as the existing laws have enough provisions.
While The Bombay Catholic Sabha welcomes the response from the CM, it also makes it known that a agitation will be launched by the BCS alongwith like minded organizations if the Government thinks of contemplating such an anti-people legislation