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“Firstly, no one ever declared that it was a miracle,” said Arcanjo Sodder, lawyer for the complainant Agnelo Fernandes.
“We first asked him to apologise to us. Now the time for apology has long gone. He must be arrested,” said Joseph Dias of the Catholic Secular Forum who filed another complaint.
There is a provision in the law in India to arrest people who make false claims about a religion in order to provoke anti-religious sentiment. This is what Edamaruku has done and it is right to charge him under the law.
The fact that NewScientist is promoting him as a “miracle buster” should give their readers pause. In short, they’re lying to their readers. No miracle having ever been proclaimed by the Church, there is no “miracle” to bust.