Petition calls for Prime Minister to address ethnic cleansing in India

Eric Masih delivers his ethinic cleansing petition to Number 10 Downing Street.
Eric Masih delivers his ethinic cleansing petition to Number 10 Downing Street.

A campaigner has handed in a petition to Number 10 Downing Street in a bid to get the Prime Minister to tackle ethnic and religious cleansing in India.

Eric Masih from Kempston Seventh Day Adventist Church hopes the petition, with more than 700 signatures, will encourage David Cameron to address the issue with India’s Prime Minister.

“Ethnic and religious cleansing needs to be eradicated in India,” said Eric.

“It defies principles of secularism and more importantly the principal foundation of the Indian Constitution.”

Bedford and Kempston MP Richard Fuller joined Eric at Downing Street.

He said: “All people, of all faiths and none, have the right to practice their faith free from persecution.

“The UK should be a beacon for these freedoms and a voice against intolerance wherever it is found.”

There is an ongoing extreme movement in India to convert all Muslims and Christians to Hinduism or force them to leave the country.

To sign the petition online click here