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Chhattisgarh, Pentecostal pastor jailed on false charges
A court has denied Rev. Gigi P. Paul, of the Faith Gospel Mission, bail. Religious intolerance against the Christian minority rife in Indian state.
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Chhattisgarh, another attack on Pentecostals: a pastor and his pregnant wife assaulted
The attackers remain unidentified, but are probably Hindus. They beat up the family and forced them to sing "Jai Sri Ram", or "Victory to Ram". Then they burned the church and also threw petrol on the Christians. Recently there has been a similar attack against another Pentecostal group. State applies anti-conversion law and many local councils have banned all non-Hindu religious events.
Jharkhand, shooting of Pentecostal pastor an "offense" for secular India
Chamu Hasda Purty was serving in Sandih village. He was well respected and valued by the community. His religious functions attended by the entire population, without distinction of creed or caste. The police are on the trail of the killers. Christian activist: "The Pastor’s murder offends religious freedom in India."
Orissa, a Pentecostal pastor in prison on false charges of forced conversions
Charged by radical Hindus. In a year and a half he would have "attracted " 300 tribal Munda to Christianity. Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "The rhetoric of forced conversions to incite crimes against Christians." In 1999, Graham Staines and his two sons were killed in the same district.
Appeal denied for Ilmurad Nurliev, Pentecostal pastor convicted by false evidence
Sentenced to four years for fraud, in a closed door trial, access denied to diplomats, his wife complains that the witnesses testimony was false. Fears he will be sent to a labour camp that forcibly administers psychotropic substances for Christian prisoners. Now his last hope is international mobilization.
Karnataka: Two new attacks against Pentecostal ministers for forced conversions
The incidents occurred in the districts of Belgaum and Hassan. Sajan George, President of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "Not sporadic cases, but proof of the anti-Christian climate in Karnataka". In September 2008 The Hindu Nationalist attacks on State churches.
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