• 06 Oct, 2022

T&T Police discriminates against Muslims, Hindus and Orishas

T&T Police discriminates against Muslims, Hindus and Orishas

T&T Police discriminates against Muslims, Hindus and Orishas

Trinidad and Tobago Police officers of the Central Police Division took their battle against crime and violence to a spiritual level during an all-day Christian prayer service in Chaguanas on Saturday (10/9/22). The event was presented by a group of TTPS officers under the name, ‘the Watchmen’, who collaborated with nine pastors, nine Christian worship teams and nine prayer groups to lead the assembly at Saith Park.

The Central Police Division’s acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Curt Simon, who are one of the organisers, said the event was in partnership with Christian churches in an around the division. Senior pastor of the Enterprise Open Bible Church, Rolston Bodkin, was a spokesman. But shouldn’t the event have been an inter-faith service instead of an all-Christian one??    Why discriminate against Muslim, Hindu and Orisha police officers and the communities they represent?

According to the official 2011 Government census, the largest religious group is Christianity with 63.2 percent of the population. Hindus account for 20.4 percent, Muslims for 5.6 percent. There is an Afro-Caribbean syncretic faith, the Orisha faith (formerly called Shangos) with 1 percent and there are Rastafaris with 0.3 percent. The "Other Religions" category accounts for 7.0 percent and "None/not shared" for 2.5.