Ranchi: 22 Christian, tribal bodies to protest attempts to ‘grab land, divide people’

The joint statement issued by the participants read, “It is an attempt to break the unity of tribals on the religious ground… while ensuring there would be no problem in grabbing the land.”

Twenty-two Christian bodies and tribal organizations will hold a rally in Ranchi to protest against the Religious Freedom Bill, 2017 and the amendment to Land Acquisition Act, 2013, alleging that these are attempts to divide the tribal population along religious lines while grabbing their land. The rally will be held on September 16 in Morabadi, a day after BJP president Amit Shah begins his three-day Jharkhand visit on September 15.

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