Ecclesia United Forum, a united Christian organization, met Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Vaghel and addressed the problems of the believers who are still suffering after the persecution of Christians in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur region last December.
More than 100 Christians in the area were kicked out of their village and have been living in tents with small tarpaulins on the roadsides thirty-eight kilometers away since last December. Ecclesia United Forum expressed their problems before the Chief Minister, who were left without clothes or cooking utensils. The group brought to the attention of the Chief Minister the facts of Christian persecutions in Bastar and Narayanpur areas, its causes, current situation of Christians, difficulties faced by believers due to destroyed houses, places of worship still closed, situation of Christians who had to flee their homes and countries, no permission to bury dead bodies, problems from the police side, drinking water pump Disallowed subject, children’s schooling crisis , other legal entanglements and social ostracism imposed on Christians.
Responding sympathetically to the demands of Ecclesia United Forum, the Chief Minister said that the government will intervene to create a peaceful atmosphere in the villages as soon as possible. Dr. Babu Varghese (Mumbai), Rev. Biju Varghese (Bhopal), Jim Mathew (Jagadalpur), Raju Varghese (Raipur) Rev. Fr Johnson Thekkadayil visited the Chief Minister on behalf of Ecclesia United Forum. Apart from this, the team also visited the local MLA and sought his help to solve the problems. Then the forum representatives met with AICC General Secretary KC Venugopal.
Mr. Venugopal assured that he will try to find a solution to the problems as soon as possible and that the Congress will pay attention to ending the atrocities on Christians in other states, especially the tribal people, and that the discussions will be held in the plenary meeting of the party starting today.