Vincent, Sangma urge Modi to extend visas of missionaries

Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Shillong: Member of Parliament P Vincent H. Pala along with Conrad K. Sangma, have requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh to help extend the visas of Christian missionaries in India.

The Congress MP also appealed to the Prime Minister to allow foreign Christian missionaries to stay in India and to continue to do their social and educational service for the poor.

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“I need to hardly underscore the increasing incidents of hate and violence against Christians in the country despite the community being peace loving, harmonious and contributing to the nation building,” Pala said in his letter.

“As part of this ongoing discrimination against Christians, long living members of the community in India from other nations, who contribute immensely to education and social work especially while working amidst underprivileged sections of the society, are being hounded and asked to leave the country,” he said.

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