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Assam: Don Bosco statute vandalized and thrown into river
Four members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP, the Hindu ultra-nationalist party) arrested. Bishop of the Archdiocese of Guwahati: "regrettable accident. The contribution of the Salesian apostolate to education is well recognized by all religions in the State ".
In Assam terrorism rooted in ethnic problems and unemployment
Fr V M Thomas, a Salesian priest and executive director of the Don Bosco Institute in Guwahati, explains the reasons behind the escalating violence and the explosions. Last Thursday’s blasts also hit Christians.
Karnataka, more anti-Christian violence. An appeal to the new president of India
Since 2012, 20 incidents perpetrated in the State by ultra-nationalist Hindus. The latest victims are six Pentecostal Christian families (Gadag district) and an evangelical community (Bijapur district), attacked in the privacy of their homes. False accusations of forced conversion trigger violence.
A Christmas of peace in a year of persecution
In 2011, 170 anti-Christian attacks at the hands of Hindu extremists. Murder, mutilation, destroyed churches, burned Bibles and desecrated graves the most common episodes. The President of the Global Council of Indian Christians: "The crib is the essence of Christmas, and all the houses are small cribs. The sanctity of the family must be protected ".
Karnataka, six more Christians in prison for forced conversions
Activists of the Sangh Parivar (Hindu ultra-nationalist movement) attack and report the men to police as they prayed in their homes. Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians, "police collusion." It is the 37th anti-Christian case since the beginning of year.
Christians found innocent after two years in prison
A court in Madhya Pradesh exonerated 16 Christians accused of murder, citing invented testimonies and lack of evidence. Local bishops said anti-Christian activities have increased in the area as Hindu extremists try to create the same culture of intolerance prevailing in Gujarat.
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