The All Manipur Christian Organisation (AMCO) on Monday announced that the Christian brethren of the state will not remain a silent spectator if anyone tries to invoke false charges or harasses a Christian.
Recalling the statement of Reverend Takhellambam Ramananda Meitei which went viral on social media and subsequently made him face various threats, AMCO president Reverend L Simon Raomai while speaking to the media at Manipur Press Club in Imphal said, “It is unfortunate and we are saddened to hear about it.”
Apprising all the communities to ensure that such hatred in the name of religion does not happen again, he said such unwanted hatred will be a big threat to the integrity of the state. Moreover the movement to safeguard the integrity by various CSOs will become baseless, he added.
Drawing the attention of the state government to take up necessary preventative measures to ensure peace in the state, he also appealed to all the communities settling in the state to abstain from taking up any sorts of activities which may hurt the intention of one another.
“AMCO which is the highest apex Christian body of Manipur cutting across denominations and communities extend respect for each and every religion and has no hatred for any other religion. Please do the same to us,” added the president.
Meanwhile Reverend Takhellambam Ramananda Meitei had tendered an apology for his viral speech in a video release available to the media.
He said, “I did not have any intention to hurt the sentiment of any other religion, It was a mistake.”
Following his apology, a sit-in protest against Ramananda which was scheduled at Sana Konung remained cancelled.
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