Christian attack
A protester holds a placard during a rally by hundreds of Christians in Mumbai against the recent attacks on churches nationwide.Reuters

Criticising the recent attacks on Christians in the country, former Mumbai police commissioner Julio Ribiero said there were some people who wanted India to become like Pakistan.

"Why some people in the country want is to become like Pakistan, why are minorities being attacked! Those who are attacking minorities are doing disservice to the nation," Ribiero told Headlines Today. His comments come on the back of the gangrape of a nun in West Bengal, and the destruction of an under-construction church in Hisar, Haryana.

A retired IPS officer, Ribiero was also the former Indian ambassador to Romania.

Giving his views on the issue, the former Mumbai CP said that conversions did not take place the way they had been projected. "I don't see any mass conversion. Conversions don't happen the way they are being propagated. How can anyone ban conversion, it's a personal choice. The government should concentrate on jobs, development rather than focusing on 'ghar wapsi' and 'love jihad," Ribiero said.

"I don't think that Mother Teresa was here to convert people. She might have been happy to see people converting to Christianity, but that was not her aim," he added.

Ribiero also said that the layperson does not get influenced by communal agenda. "A normal Indian is not going to get swayed by any communal agenda, problem arises when it becomes a mob. Always remember, a majority mob is always more dangerous than minority mob," he said, adding that things were being done to make the Christian community jittery in the country.

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