The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to five states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu over alleged acts of violence and atrocities against Christians. In a statement the NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report, alleging acts of violence and atrocity against Christians in various parts of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. The commission has observed that the contents of the press report, if true, amount to violation of the fundamental right to freedom of religion for which it has issued notices to the Chief Secretaries of the respective states and they have also been directed to send a report on the action taken to prevent reoccurrence of such incidents in future.

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NHRC issues notice to five states over alleged atrocities on Christians