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Expropriation of lands in Bangladesh: 100 Muslims occupy Christian home in Dhaka
The attackers wanted money in exchange for the house. They threatened to kill the residents. Christian activist: "Grave injustice to the Christian community. In Bangladesh we are a weak minority and this is why Muslims are attacking us. "
Death threats cleanse a Hindu village of its inhabitants
The 14 families who lived in Chandantola are now refugees in a neighbouring town. Police arrested some of the local politicians who forced the Hindus to sell their properties at bargain prices, but the refugees complain of long-term persecution and sexual harassment of their young women.
Bangladesh’s Christians threatened with more land grabs
Last week a mob of about 100 Muslims seized a Christian-owned home in Dhaka. Now they want to do the same to neighbouring properties. Local Christian community leaders want a solution, but the Muslim land grabbers refuse. “We have lived here for 300 years. We want to live in peace where we were born,” said displaced Christian.
The Eucharist in Bangladesh, where Sunday is a "workday"
A P.I.M.E. missionary in this Muslim country tells of the difficulties and the efforts of the local Church to enhance appreciation for the Eucharist. Here, Sunday is a workday; the communities scattered in the tribal areas are not able to celebrate mass and prayer sessions are entrusted to laypeople. Beyond these difficulties, Christ's gratuitous sacrifice for man continues to give life to the Church's mission.
Land grab against Protestant community
The Barisal District Bar Association seizes land belonging to St Peter’s Church. Some 15 Christians (including 10 women) were attacked when they tried to stop the land grab.” We are ready to sacrifice our lives for the land of the Church. We shall not leave our land,” said the secretary general of the Bangladesh Christian Association.
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Wife of Protestant minister raped to seize their land
The victim was attacked in her own home. Her screams attracted the attention of her husband, who prevented her murder. The four rapists are local thugs, well-known land grabbers. Police refuse to file the case until after local elections (not scheduled for many months). For Catholic activist, "This is totally immoral.” For her, police “are working for the criminals and violating human rights.”
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