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Christian missionaries must leave Kashmir or suffer the consequences, says Islamic extremist
A militant from an armed group, the United Jihad Council, accuses priests of converting the poor in exchange for money. The president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) slams the rise of religious intolerance against Christians. Two South Koreans were beaten and arrested for handing out Bibles in the street.
High Court in Kashmir stays proceedings against Rev Khanna, but his life is in danger
The authorities had laid charges against the Anglican clergyman after an Islamic court accused him proselytising and forced conversions. For Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), the life of the Anglican pastor “is still in danger”. Three of the seven converts Rev Khanna had baptised have gone back to Islam after the Sharia court issued threats against them.
Jammu: Christian convert killed by Islamic militants
Bashir Ahmad Tantray left Islam around 10 years ago. Very active in social projects and evangelization, he was murdered by two strangers in broad daylight.
Jammu and Kashmir: husband does not have absolute power in divorce
Established by the High Court of the State, in a marriage case. According to the court, reciting Talaq (Islamic formula) three times is only a "last resort" to be used only after attempting reconciliation. In Jammu and Kashmir nearly 2,500 cases are pending.
More than 50 village chiefs resign in Indian Kashmir following threats from Muslim extremists
The decision comes after terrorist groups kill two local officials. Extremists fear losing support among the local populace. After last year's first democratic elections in 30 years, various administrations have opened new schools, health clinics and roads, making people freer and better educated.
Kashmir: a Christian school burnt down in Srinagar. Islamic militants suspected
The attack, preceded by threatening phone calls, took place Feb. 19. The damage amounted to 60 million rupees. The Bishop of Jammu-Srinagar: "The political unease has added to unresolved issues and tensions grow. In this tense political landscape, we Christians are the victims. "
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