REPORT

Title : 2008 - Hyderabad: NCM Report Atrocities on Muslims and Christians
Author: 
National Commission for Minorities
Date: 
Tuesday 5th February 2008 Asia/Kolkata
Synopsis: 
A four-member team of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) visited Hyderabad on 4-5 February 2008 to enquire into complaints against authorities in Andhra Pradesh for allegedly targeting Muslims and Christians in the state. On the issues faced by the Muslim minority, the main complainants were Ms. Nirmala Deshpande, Member of Parliament, and Ms. Nandita Rao, advocate in New Delhi. They had forwarded to the NCM detailed reports filed by the Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee and by a fact-finding commission set up the AP State Minorities Commission. On the issues faced by the Christian community, the NCM had received reports and memoranda from various Church groups.

Vice-Chairperson M.P. Pinto led the team. Its other members included Mr. Harcharan Singh Josh, Dr. Dileep Padgaonkar and Prof. Zoya Hasan.