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Bible are burnt, Christians attacked to convert them forcibly to Hinduism
Two more incidents are recorded in Karnataka. Hindu extremists submit Pentecostal Christians to a 'purification' ceremony at a Hindu temple in order to force them to abjure their Christian faith. For the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), "these attacks are work of the Hindu party to win votes."
07/09/2017 10:29:00 INDIA
Karnataka, two Pentecostal Christians arrested for forced conversions
Mercy and Rosaline guilty of distributing religious material. Hindu activists surrounded them and handed them over to the police. The police did not find the Christians in possession of religious materials. Article 25 of the Constitution guarantees freedom of religion.
28/08/2017 09:16:00 INDIA
Karnataka, Pentecostal Christian accused of forced conversions
Dorairaj is 63 and resides in the village of Kollamogru-Kalmakaru. A group of about 20 people surrounded and searched. The Christian had already been indicted in the past. Perhaps targeted by the Hindus because a convert.
More anti-Christian violence threatens Lent celebrations
Three incidents take place in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh in three successive days. Police complicity and the indifference of political authorities favour anti-Christian attacks by Hindu fundamentalists.
Two churches attacked in the State of Karnataka
Hindu extremists are blamed for this morning’s attacks in the dioceses of Mysore and Karwar. The Holy Family Parish Church was attacked in Inkal (Mysore diocese); it had been also attacked by a group of 70 Hindus in 2002. Christians are increasingly worried.
2008 Orissa massacres: Christians fast for justice
A dharma (a sit-in with fast) is undertaken as Catholic leaders in Bhubaneshwar demand a nation-wide investigation into the violence carried out by Hindu radicals. “Wounds are still deep and scars still present,” Bishop Barwa said, and “the process of complete healing will begin when justice is done.”
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