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  • » 11/24/2014, 00.00

    INDIA

    Karnataka, Hindu radicals attack a Pentecostal church: eight injured, two serious

    Nirmala Carvalho

    The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) condemns the latest attack against a Christian community: "Religious fundamentalists are a threat to the rule of law." Instead of stopping the attackers, police arrest a Christian pastor.

    Mumbai (AsiaNews) - "The violations of public law and order by Hindu radicals endanger religious freedom and threaten the lives and property of Christians in Karnataka" denounces Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), to  AsiaNews after yet another aggression against a Pentecostal community.

    Yesterday a group of fundamentalists vandalized the Calvary Apostolic Church in Gangammapalaya and attacked worshippers, wounding eight.

    The Hindu radicals barged in the middle of the prayer service, attacking those present. Two Christians, Krupakar and Wilson, are hospitalized with broken legs. The group has warned Christians not to rebuild the church.

    Although there is a police station near the place of worship, the officers who intervened  "did not stop the aggressors." On the contrary, says Sajan George, " they dragged Rev. D'Souza, pastor of the community, in for questioning. It's shameful!".

     

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    See also

    17/09/2011 INDIA
    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.

    28/08/2017 09:16:00 INDIA
    Karnataka, Pentecostal Christian accused of forced conversions

    Dorairaj is 63 and resides in the village of Kollamogru-Kalmakaru. A group of about 20 people surrounded and searched. The Christian had already been indicted in the past. Perhaps targeted by the Hindus because a convert.



    30/06/2011 INDIA
    Karnataka: two pastors assaulted and arrested on false accusations of forced conversions
    They were ambushed by 10 Hindu radicals while returning from the house of a religious believer. Insults, threats and beatings, then the complaint and arrest. The Global Council of Indian Christians: "Complicity between extremists and the government."

    05/01/2011 INDIA
    Karnataka: pastor who narrowly escaped murder is arrested
    The Hindu extremists responsible for the attack have accused him of "Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion," and he has been arrested, although it still seriously injured. The Global Council of Indian Christians condemns the collusion between radicals and police at local level.

    04/02/2010 INDIA
    Another church ransacked in Karnataka
    At two o'clock this morning a group of vandals ransacked the church of St. Matthias Malavalli in the district of Mandya. Since the beginning of this is the sixth attack in the state of Karnataka. Attackers desecrated a crucifix, the statues destroyed and stole the hosts in the tabernacle. Once again it is feared the hand of Hindu extremists. The parish priest of the Church invites the faithful to forgive the vandals.



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