Bishop submitted memorandum to police commissioner to withdraw cases

6:35 PM, Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Mangalore BishopMangalore : Bishop of Mangalore, Rev Fr Aloysius Paul D’Souza visited Police Commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh at his office on July 22, Friday to submit the memorandum to withdraw the cases on Christian community on Church attack.
Submitting the memorandum Bishop said that earlier they had submitted the memorandum to Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and Advani during their visit to Mangalore during World Konkani Convention and both assured to withdraw the cases against the Christian youths, but nothing had changed.
Then they met IG Ramesh and asked him to withdraw the cases, he assured the community to withdraw cases and not hold any protest. Later he said that they will not disturb the general public but will hold silent mass protest. During the protest, Bishop has assured the community people to withdraw the cases as per assurance given by many leaders, but no situation changed. Bishop said that people have lost faith in his words.
He also said that this was last time he is visiting anyone to submit the memorandum in this issue.
Advocate Ivan D’Souza said that the state government has filed chargesheet for 45 cases. When asked about it, they said that the cases will be withdrawn after the B K Somashekar Commission. Even after getting the interim report, it was not cancelled.
He said that, the youths can not go to abroad for employment, since there are cases filed on 236 Christian youths in 26 cases. The court is calling the youths for witness and hearing, he said.
Police Commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh said that he will forward the memorandum to the concerned authority and state government on this issue.
Fr Onil D’Silva, Dr J B Crasta, Sr Michele and others were present.

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