» 07/19/2012, 00.00
India, growing religious intolerance against Christians
In Karnataka, a Pentecostal pastor was beaten by Hindu ultra-nationalists and detained for forced conversions. In Maharashtra, Hindu activists attacked the tribal Christians. A church under construction in Haryana destroyed. All on the same day.
Karnataka: New wave of violence and attacks on Christians. Complicity of authorities
Hindu fundamentalists burst into a Protestant church, and block the religious service. Police arrest four faithful of the 'New India Church of God. " On April 8, the Stella Maris monastery attacked. Bishop Aloysius Paul D'Souza: "They are envious of our social work ... so they try to frighten the Christian missionaries, and invent false allegations. We are not treated as second-class citizens but as enemies. "
Chattisgarh: Christians beaten and robbed during meeting
A group of armed young Hindu nationalists attacked participants of a pacific meeting because they held those attending “guilty” of preparing a conversion plan. The victims included American tourists. The police have opened a case against “unknown” assailants.
Attempted murder of an Indian Christian leader in Karnataka
The attack took place yesterday evening at a prayer service in Davanagere. The victim was hit with a cleaver and was saved by a miracle. Hindu radicals 'anti-conversion' law behind the attack. "It 's an excuse for anti-Christian violence," says the chairman of the Global Council of Indian Christians, recalling the Pope's message on religious freedom.
The daily persecution of Orissa’s Christians
Forced conversions, prohibition of buying goods in shops, the faithful have to live in half-ruined houses without roofs and dirt floors: in In Kandhamal violence against Christians is "normal". The authorities do not intervene. The report of a special fact-finding group.
Karnataka: police arrest Pentecostal pastor beaten by Hindu extremists
During Sunday service Hindu extremists stormed the church, beat the Pastor, insulted and threatened those present. The police then arrested the pastor, on charges of having converted people. Anti-Christian violence a daily occurrence in the region.
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