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Karnataka High Court authorises visit by evangelist preacher Benny Hinn
The court dismisses petition by a Hindu fundamentalist group to ban famous Christian preacher. "India is a secular country" that needs "tolerance". Christian leader welcomes "the decision of the High Court" to force such groups to respect "the belief and faith of all religious groups."
50,000 Hindu fundamentalists demonstrate in favor of religious intolerance
The government of Orissa permits a march calling for "an end to the conversions." Meanwhile, in Bangalore, three Christians are arrested under the false accusation of inducing conversion. The AICC provides updated figures on anti-Christian violence.
Bangalore, evangelical preacher Benny Hinn cancels visit
The American pastor made the decision in response to ongoing protests by some Hindu fundamentalist groups. Karnataka High Court pronouncement had rejected the appeal filed by some extremists and ultra-nationalist party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ). Hinn was invited to a prayer conference, which began today.
Bangalore, Hindus in uproar against the return of the preacher Benny Hinn
The well-known American evangelical minister set to visit the city for the Conference of Christian prayer scheduled for mid-January. But parties and movements demand he be denied a visa: He "is coming to carry out conversions, and this is forbidden by the Constitution ." Leader of the Global Council of Indian Christians tells AsiaNews: "specious accusations that question the tolerance of our country”.
Hindu fundamentalists threaten prayer meeting
Rightwing groups oppose prayer meeting by Pastor Benny Hinn, whom they accuse of coming to India to convert.
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. "
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