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‘His action violated the canon law, which prohibits priests from joining political parties without permission,’ Bishop John Nellikunnel said.
Dayal told CNA Sunday that it is not clear that the government is serious about pursuing cases of violence against Christians.
While he finally condemned the continuing bloodshed, more than two months after Christians were targeted by deadly ethnic strife, critics say his muted response refutes claims his Hindu nationalist party will protect Christians’ security.
The bishop was charged in April 2019 with rape, unnatural sex, wrongful confinement, and criminal intimidation.
With the state crippled by the bloody ethnic conflict since May 3, extended curfews and internet shutdowns have paralyzed normal day-to-day life.
An estimated 160 people have died since the violence erupted in the northeastern Indian state on May 3.
While not critical of Modi’s visit, they question the sincerity of his outreach to the nation’s persecuted Christian minority.
Responding to petitions filed by homosexual activists with India’s Supreme Court, the federal government told the court ‘the legal recognition of marriage is for heterosexual relationships’ only.