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Law against sectarian violence: Indian bishops, appreciate but with some doubts
The parliament will be discussing a law to avoid the persecutions against the minorities. Episcopal Conference: “ a good start”, but “more power” is needed in the prevention. The bishops have encouraged meetings with other Christian communities and Muslim and Sikh exponents. They will present a memorandum to the government at the end of October.
Christian clergyman disappears in Andhra Pradesh
Hindu fundamentalists come under suspicion for the incident. The Archbishop of Hyderabad calls for state intervention. He says that extremists are working underground and fundamentalist spies and informers are penetrating Christian communities to collect information and plan attacks.
Congress wins in Maharashtra, India's economic heartland
A victory by the secularist party is a good thing but now it should do more for the minorities, Mgr Fernandez said.
PM Singh tells bishops minority and Christian Dalit rights will be protected
Bishop Fernandez: they attack us because they don't know the essence of Christianity
The Secretary of India's episcopal conference remarks on the recent wave of violence against Christians in India: extremists don't know that God is love, something that would leave them dumbfounded. To advance their plans, they indoctrinate poor people with falsehoods. Catholic activist. "a dangerous pattern" passes also through Maharashtra and Rajasathan. Accusations against the BJP.
Hindu fundamentalists attack Christian meeting in Rajasthan
The fundamentalists are coming up with new ways to stop Christians from meeting, says the Bishop of Ajmer-Jaipur. Muslims say they are Fascists backed by the government. Hindu groups say 2004 was a successful year in (forcibly) 'reconverting' people to Hinduism.
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