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Chhattisgarh, Christians targeted by Hindu radicals: Out by August or pay dearly
The threat comes from the militants of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a radical Hindu organization close to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It is the latest attack on a Christian community in the district of Bastar, a tribal majority.
Chhattisgarh, Christian activist: attack on Gurur faithful "reprehensible"
For Sajan K George abuses against the "peaceful" Protestant community violate religious freedom and the laws of “secular” India. The president of the GCIC against state law that allows "arbitrary arrests" of Christians. On June 19, 40 extremists attacked Grace Church threatening its pastor. Intimidation in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh.
Karnataka, dozens of Hindu fundamentalists attack a Christian community
Eight people seriously injured. The Pentecostal Christians were holding a night vigil of prayer, when at least 30 Hindu nationalists attacked accusing them of forced conversions. It is the sixth attack in Karnataka since the beginning of 2013.
Madhya Pradesh, anti-Christian violence. Police "accomplice" of Hindu nationalist
Proponents of Hindutva exploit the anti-conversion law in-force in the State. In the district of Ratlam, Hindu activists accuse some Pentecostal Christians of practicing forced conversions, and the police ordered to stop the prayer service in progress.
Karnataka, 20 Christians in prayer assaulted and humiliated, accused of proselytizing
It is the third anti-Christian incident in the state in 2012. Ultra-nationalist RSS (Rashtriya Sangh Savayansevak) have beaten, stripped and dragged the pastor in front of the whole village. Other incidents in Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir. President of the Global Council of Indian Christians: "The complicity between the government and ultranationalist forces are seriously endangering the survival of Christians in Karnataka"
50,000 quit BJP to protest discrimination against minorities
A clear protest against the "ignorance and insults" leveled at minorities by leaders of the nationalist party, the largest in the country.
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