Jul 26, 2014

Minority Forum condemns Goa Dy. CM communal remarks

“How can Monotheistic and Polytheistic thought co-exist in Goa Dy. CM?”

Bhubaneswar : The Odisha Minority Forum strongly condemned the communal remarks made by Goa’s Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza. The Deputy CM had stated that India is a Hindu country and that he is a Christian Hindu. The Forum unequivocally slammed these communal statements made by D’Souza and termed his action as political opportunism.

Forum President Dr. Sasmit Patra said, “It is extremely sad that Mr.Francis D’Souza in a bid to score political brownie points for his political gains has dragged religious sentiments and attempted to raise communal passions by his statements. He probably needs to explain how he can claim that he is a Christian Hindu when Christian theology is based on monotheism and Hindu religion believes in polytheism. It seems in his enthusiasm to support his colleague Mr.Deepak Dhavalikar for having remarked that Mr.Narendra Modi should turn India into a Hindu state; a good Christian seems to have lost his conviction.”

The Odisha Minority Forum is considering legal options to take the Deputy Chief Minister to the Court for having attempted to trivialize the religious sentiments of the Christian community across India and has by his actions shown the Christian faith in a bad light.


Dr.Sasmit Patra


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