Jaipur: The Rajasthan government is planning to run all educational and charitable institutions operated in the state by the Emmanuel Society, a Christian mission whose head was detained in connection with a controversial book. The society runs and maintains schools, hospitals and orphanages in the state.
The state government earlier this month had cancelled the registration of the society and arrested its chief Samuel Thomas on charges of distributing the book Haqeeqat, which allegedly insulted Hindu deities.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Rajasthan’s Social Welfare Minister Madan Dilawar after several of the establishments run by Emmanuel Society complained about lack of basic facilities like water and electricity after cancellation of its registration.
Official sources said the state government has sought legal suggestions to go ahead with its plan of appointing an administrator to look after these establishments.