Mokokchung, 28 September (MTNews): The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has said that the call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a nationwide cleanliness program on Sunday, 1 October 2023, and the pursuant directive from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to the States, is yet another “violent chapter in the never ending saga of intolerance and persecution against the minorities in India, scripted by the party and the government of the day, under the mentorship of the RSS.”
“It is universal knowledge that Christians consider Sunday as a day of rest and worship, and it is common sense to deduce that any attempts to disturb the sanctity of the day was clearly not going to sit well with the Christians in the country,” NPCC stated in a press release issued through its Communications Department on Thursday.
“And while we acknowledge the NDPP-BJP government’s move of rescheduling the event in our state by preponing it, we couldn’t help but rue at the complete lack of outrage from their end,” it added.
“As a Christian majority state, the state government had the moral agency, and should have taken the lead in protesting against this subjucative take of the Central government. While it can afford to hide behind such soft interventions, it is pertinent to remind itself that millions of Christians across the country are not accorded such luxuries,” NPCC also said.