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Karnataka, six more Christians in prison for forced conversions
Activists of the Sangh Parivar (Hindu ultra-nationalist movement) attack and report the men to police as they prayed in their homes. Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians, "police collusion." It is the 37th anti-Christian case since the beginning of year.
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.
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: 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.
Karnataka, pastor attacked calls for government protection
Isaac Samuel, who escaped a deadly attack on January 2, rejects the charges of inciting religious hatred and demands that the government allow him to pray in safety. He denounces police injustice against nomadic Christians.
Karnataka, two Christian communities attacked in the district of Hassan
Ultra-nationalist Hindu Bajrang Dal activists accuse the Christians (still in prison) of forced conversions. Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "Deliberate and well planned attacks. Apparent collusion between government and Hindu extremists. " 40 incidents of anti-Christian violence in Karnataka, this year.
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