- Controversial statement by Bishop Pala.
- Police have registered a case against Kallarangad’s statement.
- Pala Bishop House says the case will be dealt with legally.
Police have registered a case against Pala Bishop on charges of inciting secularism. The Pala Bishop’s House said the case would be dealt with legally.
Abdul Aziz Moulavi, district president of the All India Imam Council, lodged a complaint at the Kuravilangad police station on September 24 against the controversial speech made by the bishop at the Kuravilangad church in Kottayam district. The council approached the Pala Magistrate’s Court after the police refused to register a case despite filing a complaint. The Pala Magistrate’s Court issued the order after considering the petition.
The Bishop of Pala made the controversial statement on September 8 last at the Mar Mary Forona Church in Kuravilangad. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had rejected the statement of Pala Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangad that narcotics jihad is going on in Kerala along with love jihad. Those in positions of responsibility must be careful when dealing with such an issue. The CM said that care should be taken not to create any kind of religious discrimination and create unnecessary slums.
The Bishop of Pala said that there is a situation where love jihad and narcotics jihad are being used in places where weapons cannot be used. “There is a conspiracy to spread drug use among Catholic youth, and Catholic families should be wary of this. If you look at how non-religious young women came to the Islamic State (IS) camp, there is a special effort to increase drug use among Catholic youth. It’s called drug jihad, and the growing cannabis and drug trade points to this, “said Joseph Kallarangat.
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