AIZAWL, Aug. 23: All India Congress Committee (Minority Department) Observer for Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram Rejaul Karim Laskar met the Moderator Elect of the Presbyterian Church of India Rev. Lalramliana Pachuau at Aizawl.
The 45 minutes long meeting, which took place at the Mizoram Presbyterian Church Synod in Aizawl, was described by Mr. Laskar as a courtesy call.
Laskar and Rev. Pachuau had a very cordial discussion on important issues. Laskar emphasized that the Constitution of India, in its Preamble, describes India as a Secular Country. Laskar emphasised the need to protect secularism which, he said, means that the Government of India is duty bound under the Constitution to treat every religion equally. Laskar also emphasised that the right to freedom of religion-including the right to “freely profess, practice, and propagate religion”-granted by the Constitution of India must be protected from undue encroachment. Rev. Pachuau thanked Laskar for visiting the Synod.
Later in the day Laskar visited the Office of the Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) in Aizawl and held discussions with the Chairman and other office-bearers of the Minority Department of the MPCC regarding the future activities of the department in the state, especially in the context of the coming assembly elections in the state.