Christians warned the Kerala Government to fulfil their demand; otherwise, they will file a contempt of court case against it. Catholic Congress demanded the State Government to fully implement section 9 (K) of the Kerala State Commission for Minorities Act 2014, which ensures the representation of minorities proportionally to their population in various employment and social development projects.
According to P P Joseph, President of Catholic Congress, the high court on January 7 had directed the State Government to implement the section fully within four months based on the writ petition filed by him. Since the order has so far not been implemented by the Government, Joseph is moving contempt of court. He also said that he had served a notice for contempt of court to the chief secretary and director of minority welfare, Times of India reported.
The Catholic Congress wants the initiatives of the minority welfare department like civil service coaching centres, job-oriented learning centres, etc, provided through Minority Development Finance Corporation to be implemented in proportion to the population of the minority communities. Like in the minority scholarships, the ratio of 59:41 should be followed in these matters too, said Joseph.