Dalit Christian Issue to Be Settled Soon’

Mangalore, Aug 11: Union minister for law and justice M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday August 11 at the Bishop House here assured that Dalit Christian issue will soon be settled with the implementation of report of Justice Ranganatha Mishra commission. The report is already with the union government, he said. 
Speaking after receiving felicitation by Bishop of Mangalore Aloysius Paul D’ Souza on behalf of Mangalore diocesan, Moily said that he aims at justice for all emphasizing that his tenure will be noted as era of judicial reforms with major amendments. Everyone has a constitutional right to have a peaceful existence. There is a need for people to co-exist without fighting in the name of community or religion, which means there arises a need to make due amendments to law and properly administer justice.

UPA government has been giving due importance to the minority communities of the nation and seen to it that their interest and right to living is not hurt, he said. Expressing pleasure on being felicitated Moily said, “I have always progressed in life due to the blessings of the elders. This felicitation is the celebration of trust between us and also has added to my responsibility. I accept the honour with all humility, he said.
On the occasion, Preeta Aroza, wife of Glen Patric Aroza, captain of a ship held up in Taiwan in the guise of investigation since the last four months, appealed to the minister to help her get her husband released.
Vicar of diocese Dennis Moras Prabhu, Bishop House spokesperson William Menezes and Congress leader Ivan D’Souza were present.