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Catholic church vandalized in West Bengal
The altar was moved and smashed to pieces, the tabernacle misplaced. The motive seems to be that of theft. Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), "an action that offends the religious feelings of Christians."
Elections in Karnataka: people say enough to the Hindu fundamentalists
Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), comments on the defeat of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the last election in the state. The results of the vote are a warning to all parties "not to misuse religion, protect minorities and work for the common good."
Andhra Pradesh, Pentecostal pastor stabbed. GCIC: The state is "complicit"
Four Hindu radicals accused him of forcible conversions. For Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), the attack is a "crying shame" for a secular state like India. Even in Karnataka and Orissa there is no peace for Christians.
Madhya Pradesh, Christian school under protection from Hindu threat
It is the fourth case since the beginning of June. The youth wing of the BJP has tried to force the St. Jude school to admit a boy to, even if there are no more places. Bishops' Conference demand the law that guarantees the rights of minorities be applied.
Indian bishop: The murder of Mgr Nellickal is a sign of escalating anti-Christian violence
Mgr Nellickal, vicar-general of Tejpur diocese was found dead with deep cuts to his head. Mgr John Thomas shares memories of him. Great solidarity is expressed also by non-Catholics in the area.
Christian charged with blasphemy released
Despite his newly found freedom, Yousaf Masih's life is still at risk. He is in hiding to avoid Islamists' threats. Islamic political parties still call for his death, whilst minority rights activists announce a national campaign against the Blasphemy Law.
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