» 09/13/2010, 00.00
Christian church and school set on fire in Punjab because of the ‘Burn-the-Qur‘an’ proposal
Protests against insulting the Qur’an continue in India. In predominantly Muslim areas, a mob burns a church and a school. At least 11 people, including demonstrators and a police agent, are killed. The authorities impose a curfew. Christians condemn the violence.
Indian Muslim leaders slam anti-Christian attacks in Kashmir and Punjab
Attacks against believers or desecrating places of worship are “despicable and uncivilised” acts. Muslim leaders call for legal against the culprits and urge fellow Muslims to express their dissent peacefully. The AICC slams the ‘Burn-the-Qur‘an’ campaign. Indian priest says the media should not give space to people sick in the mind.
15/09/2010 ISLAM – INDIA
Kashmir: principal of fire-ravaged Christian school speaks out
The school served 500 students, all Muslim. The main damage is to the Muslim community itself. The school belonged to the Church of North India, which has been operating in Kashmir for the past 150 years. An angry mob burns the school’s library and its copies of the Qur‘an.
Card Gracias slams the ‘Burn the Qur‘an’ initiative, contrary to Christ
The archbishop of Mumbai brings together the city’s Christian and Muslim leaders to condemn a proposal by a US clergyman to commemorate 9/11 by burning the Qur‘an.
Curfew imposed in Kashmir after Qur'an burning
Some members of the Border Security Forces (BSF) are thought to have desecrated Islam's holy book and beaten up an imam. When hundreds of people protested outside a BSF camp, agents opened fire, killing four and wounding 42.
Iraqi Christians also condemn Qur‘an burning, says Kirkuk archbishop
Mgr Louis Sako issues a statement extending best wishes to the Muslim community on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. He uses the opportunity to condemn an appeal by a US pastor to burn Islam’s sacred text to mark the 9/11 anniversary, something “irresponsible and immoral, an act of violence against the Islamic religion but also all religions.”
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