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Christian minority served with unconstitutional order
Correspondent IMPHAL, JUL 22:
Published on 23 Jul. 2009 1:34 AM IST
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A village authority in Manipur has been alleged of serving un-constitutional order on Christian minority by the Manipur unit of the All India Christian Council. Christian minorities in Huikap village in Thoubal district of Manipur were served “un-constitutional” order by villagers. The villagers warned the tiny Christian population in the village of dire consequences if the order was breached, said Rev N Debendra Singh, state vice president, AICC on Wednesday. According to the sources of All India Christian Council Manipur branch the incident happened, when a two year old Christian boy died after he was drowned in a village pond. The body was buried on July 19 in a plot formally donated for Christian cemetery by a family from neighbouring Christian village. However, after the burial of the body, the father of the child and the pastor of the church were assembled by the villagers and forced them to sign a document asking them to remove the dead body by 10 am the next day. But with requests by the father and pastor, the villagers agreed to not remove the dead body from the grave but gave stern orders to the Christian community of the village. The AICC statement alleged that christians were harassed by the village authority since the night of the incident and have been given stern orders that no Christian dead body would be allowed be buried in the village. AICC regional secretary pertaining to the incident has submitted memorandum to the Manipur chief secretary to look into the “Unconstitutional” diktat of the villagers of Huikap village and to ensure safety of the Christian community in the village, the statement added.

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