Indian Christian human rights activists have sent a protest letter to the United States ambassador to India in New Delhi condemning a plan by an American evangelical church to burn copies of the Quran. The statement described the American pastors’ proposal as an activity of fringe lunatics and a violation of religious freedom and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
“We strongly condemn the provocation of Pastors Terry and Sylvia Jones and urge the president of the United States of America Barrack Obama to take legal measures against such hate speech,” two Christian human rights activists J. G. Anthony and RL Francis said in a statement released in the capital on August 8.
They also appealed to the US government to immediately intervene to halt the plan, which they said, could trigger religious conflict around the world. ”Such insult to any religious holy book in the name of Jesus is insult to Christianity, such people cannot be called ‘true Christians’, and Muslim brothers must ignore such a fanatic statement in the larger interest as this does not represent popular Christian feeling,” said RL Francis.