» 07/05/2010, 00.00
Kerala, hand severed of Christian Professor accused of blasphemy
The victim is a college professor who "insulted Muhammad" in an exam questionnaire. Islamic extremism is growing in Kerala: many schools face pressures on the use of the veil. The condemnation of national Muslim organizations. Sajan K. George: Sharia is not law in India.
Kerala, "blasphemer" professor, who had his hand cut off, is fired
His sister, Sister Mary Stella, tells AsiaNews: "We are comforted by the love of God through Mother Teresa, and look to the future with optimism. My brother has forgiven those who cut his hand off and who fired him, he will persevere in dialogue between Muslims and Christians. "
TJ Joseph, Christian teacher accused of blasphemy (and mutilated) is fully acquitted
Kerala Court hands down acquittal on appeal. In 2010, Islamic extremists accused the teacher of having offended Muhammad. While denying any responsibility, a group of strangers cut off his hand and part of his right arm. After being suspended and then fired by the school authorities, today the teacher was offered his job again.
Crowd of 3 thousand Muslims attack a Coptic Christian community, 25 injured
Faithful were gathered in prayer when attack occurred. There were four priests, one deacon and 400 parishioners in the building, women and children also targeted. Fundamentalists fury, egged on by the imam, unleashed by the rumour that the Christians are building a new church. In reality it is a hospice.
Kerala: ‘morality police’ attacks women because she is out at night
The incident involved a 31-year-old woman employed as a technician at Kochi’s Infopark. For Global Council of Indian Christians president Sajan K George, “Such incidents are manifestations of the rising tide of fundamentalism, which is taking root in Kerala”.
Kerala, a Christian leader and his wife are bloodily beaten
A group of Hindu fanatics who are trying to eliminate the Christian presence in the State, cut all power to the New Bible Church under the cover of dark and forced entry lynching the pastor and his wife. Both have been hospitalised, the police are investigating.
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