Northeast India’s Only English And Hindi Satellite News Channel
                       

Meghalaya Congress plays minority card; attacks ruling BJP govt for denying VISA to christian pastor !

The rejection of the visa application of a Christian preacher has taken political colour in Meghalaya, with the ruling Congress attacking the BJP-led government in the centre of being anti-christian.

The rejection of the visa application of a Christian preacher has taken political colour in Meghalaya, with the ruling Congress attacking the BJP-led government in the centre of being anti-christian.

Taking the allegations to the next level, Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committe working president Vincent Pala has accused the BJP of being involved in a greater plan to deny VISA to a church pastor who was scheduled to take part in the celebration of 150 years of Christianity among the Garo Baptists in North Garo Hills district of the state.

Pala said he and the Congress party condemns rejection of VISA to the South Africa based pastor, Dr N Paul Paul Msiza , the president of the Baptist World Alliance who was slated to attend the five-day religious celebrations which began on Wednesday.  Pala claimed the pastor was intentionally denied VISA.

He also said that he had raised the issue with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and a message to that effect was also sent to the Indian Embassy in South Africa but nothing was done.

Assam Congress leader Bobeeta Sharma also joined Pala in accusing the BJP of trying to impose a saffron mindset. The Congress party that is facing a massive anti-incumbancy wave in Meghalaya.

First Published: 9th February, 2018 12:05 IST

COMMENTS

WE RECOMMEND

Banner
Kerala students assaulted by bike-borne miscreants in Meghalaya

The 2 interns were left in a shock and took a while to understand that people could randomly come out and attack them.

25th June 2022
Banner
Shillong witnesses sit-in protest against Agnipath scheme

The youth also held a protest rally demanding Common Entrance Examination (CEE) and Army Recruitment Rally to be conducted at the earliest.

24th June 2022
Banner
Assam-Meghalaya border issue: Langpih to stay with Meghalaya?

Langpih sector will come under the second phase of Chief Ministerial level discussions between Assam and Meghalaya to settle the border dispute

24th June 2022
Banner
IAF helicopters drop relief materials in Meghalaya’s Garo Hills

The Indian Air Force (IAF) pressed three helicopters into service from Advance Landing Ground in Shillong to drop relief materials.

23rd June 2022
Banner
Meghalaya: Cherrapunji’s ‘wet’ record; 3539 mm rain past week

If the cumulative rainfall over the past one week is calculated Cherrpunji has recorded a total of 3539 mm of rain till this morning.

19th June 2022