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Karnataka Hindu extremists attack a Jesuit Catholic College. Students and teachers beaten
The attack on the colleges of St. Joseph Anegal (40 km south of Bangalore) occurred on January 27. Reason for the assault, failure to display the Indian flag during celebrations for the national holiday. The extremists attack the university campus before the eyes of the police, who arrested without cause, the rector Fr. Melvin Medonca. The University is renowned for its commitment in the education of Dalits and tribals.
Karnataka, Hindu radicals against Catholic school: Do not "Christianize" the uniform
Fomented by ultra-nationalist militants, some parents protest against the Mariambika English School. The new uniforms feature the institution's logo: a depiction of Mary, whose name in the local dialect is also the name of the school. Christian leader: "shameful accusations, the school will welcome students of all religions because of the quality of education it imparts."
Orissa: More Christian homes set on fire, three bodies fished out of river
Bodies belong to a group that visited a village to immunise residents. Plan to make the state Christian-free entails different stages. International disinformation campaign is underway.
Karnataka: authorities back anti-Christian violence
The principal of the Sacred Heart Junior College makes the claim after his school becomes the target of threats and attacks by Hindu extremists. Thousands take part in a march to protest the violence against the school. Shimoga bishop voices his concerns.
Hindu radicals threaten more anti-Christian pogroms in Karnataka
According to the Prashanti Human Rights Centre, Christians in this state fear a repeat of the 2008 violence. Police engages in ambiguous behaviour as it keeps files on Protestant clergyman.
Christians denounce authorities’ complicity with extremists in Karnataka
False accusations mounted against young Christians as the aggressors go unpunished. The President of the Global Council of Indian Christians, Sajan K. George makes an appeal to the government: "You should take immediate steps to protect the lives and properties of the microscopic Christian community."
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