Mangaluru, Feb 27, 2015 : Mangaluru South MLA JR Lobo along with Dennis D’Silva, Convenor of International Federation of Karnataka Christian Associations met State Home Minister KJ George in Bengaluru on February 26, Thursday in the wake of the recent attack on the St Joseph Vaz shrine at Panir.
Both Lobo and Dennis D’Silva expressed their apprehensions over the recent incident which they said has brought in a sense of insecurity among Christians. The Home Minister is learnt to have assured them that the government would do everything possible on its part to ensure that Christian shrines are unharmed. Lobo said the minister has also informed him that the Police Department has been instructed to initiate strict action against the miscreants resorting to such act.
It may be recalled here that some unidentified miscreants had stoned the St Joseph Vaz prayer centre at Panir on February 24 night and had caused harm to the glass enclosures having the statues of Infant Jesus and Mother Mary.