The Centre on April 13, 2023, said petitions filed in the Supreme Court alleging increasing incidents of attacks on Christians are devised to keep the “pot boiling” and give an “exaggerated” and wrong impression.
Appearing before a Bench led by Chief Justice of India, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, for the Centre, said statistics given by the petitioners to prove their case of attacks on the religious community was wrong.
“Petitioners claim there were nearly 500 incidents of attacks on Christians. We sent everything to the States… Let us take the case of Bihar. The attacks the petitioners speak of are internal fights between neighbours of which one of them would be a Christian. They have later resolved. The figures given are incorrect,” Mr. Mehta submitted.
The petitions had alleged that attacks against Christians saw an “exponential rise” post 2022. They had listed alleged incidents of violence against Christians in the States of Bihar, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh…