What the media has conveniently chosen to ignore!
- In Some incidents there were indications of self-infliction or collusion or make-believe methods to create evidence of attack on churches or places of worship to support such things in other districts or places.
- There are indications of massive conversions to Christianity by circumstances and inducements but not by compulsion. Such conversions were only by faith and not of religion in legal or technical sense.
- All the materials in any form including literature, books, pamphlets, publications including the press and media in any form using abusive or insulting expressions either direct or with innuendos touching the religious interests should be banned if existing and censured if proposed to be published.Read full text released to the media
Media reports: "selective" blindness: Bangalore Feb 3: Home Minister V S Acharya on Tuesday said some statements in the interim report submitted by the commission including the collusion of Bajarang Dal, VHP and Sri Rama Sene members with police in attacking churches were not the observations of the commission but only submissions made before it. Speaking to reporters in Bangalore on Tuesday, Acharya also expressed surprise that the commission had made the contents of the report public. Acharya said the interim report submitted by the commission was in three parts - “recommendations of the commission”, “synopsis to the public” and “impression given to the commission.” Police excesses on protesting Christians and involvement of Bajarang Dal members in the attack were only “impression given to the commission” by people during disposition, he said.Commenting on the report being made public, Acharya said, “As per norm, commissions of inquiry submit their report in a sealed cover to the Government. After obtaining a nod from the Cabinet, the reports are tabled in the legislature. But we will not take exception, the report has already been made public, now nothing can be done, it’s okay”, Acharya said. The Home Minister pointed to a commission statement that “in some incidents there were indications of self-infliction or collusion or make-believe methods to create evidence of attack on churches or places of worship to support such things in other districts or places”. The government was studying all aspects of the report, but any action or implementation of the recommendations could be taken up only after the final report was received. Acharya sought to differentiate between the impressions of the commission itself and the impressions of the various parties who deposed before the commission. Much of what is reported is the impression the deposing parties had brought before the panel, Acharya said.(DHNS/IE)