» 10/11/2013, 00.00
Karnataka: no end to violence against Christians
The president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) appeals to the state's chief minister, asking protection for minorities. Over the past four months, Hindu extremists have carried out 21 anti-Christian attacks. In the latest case, a Protestant clergyman suffered a heart attack after he was beaten by fundamentalists and arrested by police.
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."
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.
Bishops ask Karnataka chief minister for justice for arrested Christians
A delegation led by the Archbishop of Bangalore repeats request to close the cases of 150 young Christians under investigation to the State's Prime Minister. In Karnataka, the persecution continues, with the complicity of the police. 37 cases of aggression recorded since the beginning of the year.
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.
Attack on a church in Karnataka. 56th case in 2009
Entrance doors ripped off, windows and furniture destroyed, cross also ripped off the top of the building. The President of the Global Council of Indian Christians: "The wave of incidents against Christians is increasing in Karnataka and other states ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). There is a climate of "growing religious intolerance”.
AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!
AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.
2003 © All rights reserved - AsiaNews C.F. e P.Iva: 00889190153 - GLACOM®