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Madhya Pradesh: Hindu fundamentalists attack Christians even in the privacy of their homes
In two separate incidents, Pentecostal clergymen are accused of forced conversions. For the president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), India's constitution guarantees freedom of worship and praying at home does not violate the penal code.
Hindu extremists slander the Church but send their children to Church-run schools
False charges of "forced conversions" are levelled at a Catholic priest. For the local bishop, this is a plot by Hindu extremists, backed by the state government that provides the legal instruments. Behind it, there is an attempt by extremists to get free access to high-status Catholic schools.
Madhya Pradesh: Hindu extremists destroy statues for Via Crucis
A lorry carrying votive statues is attacked. For Jhabua bishop, it is an act of intimidation against the Christian minority. Driver and assistants are hurt. Attackers are still at large.
Madhya Pradesh makes anti-conversion law tougher
The state assembly yesterday approved with a voice vote and without parliamentary debate a decree that strengthens the anti-conversion law. The Christian Association has protested.
Press conference on anti-Christian violence disrupted by Hindu activists
A group of men forced their way into the conference room shouting and thrashing the place. The two women raped on May 28 for not abjuring Christianity were present at the press conference.
Madhya Pradesh: government "encourages" radical Hindus to persecute Christians
Reported to AsiaNews by Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC). In June and July there have been numerous attacks against the minority. In all cases the extremists are using the weapon of the "anti-conversion law" to threaten the faithful and Christian religious leaders.
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