//CSF demands arrest of Bajrang Dal activists

CSF demands arrest of Bajrang Dal activists

Catholic Secular Forum, a voluntary organisation, has written to newly appointed Union Minister for Minority Affairs A R Antulay, demanding the arrest of the Bajrang Dal activists involved in an alleged attack on Bishop Thomas Dabre and four others at Ghosali village in the neighbouring Thane district on January 29.

Bishop Dabre had gone there to inaugurate a hostel for tribal children, where a mob of Bajrang Dal activists stoned the building, causing injuries to Bishop Dabre and others.

CSF National President Joseph Dias today said that when he heard about the attack, he along with other members rushed to the spot and helped identify 28 of the attackers.

He alleged that this was a part of a campaign on the part of communal forces to disturb peace in Maharashtra in view of defeat of Shiv Sena in the recent Assembly elections