» 01/12/2015, 00.00
Religious violence increases in India with two Christian communities affected
On the same day, Hindu radical groups attacked a Protestant community in Bihar and Pentecostals in Karnataka. For the president of the Global Council of Indian Christians, "extremist groups feel encouraged to attack Christians because they are not restrained by the law."
Madhya Pradesh: Pentecostal pastors and 11 Hindus who wanted baptism arrested
Five activists of the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) and the police tried to convince the faithful to file a false complaint against the pastor, on charges of forced conversions. The 11 rejected. GCIC: " Madhya Pradesh is a rogue state with the Christian community."
Former Christian inmates evangelise among prisoners
Madhya Pradesh, two Pentecostal pastors arrested on false charges of forced conversions
Hindu extremists charge the religious leaders, "guilty" of watching a movie about Jesus with a group of Christians. The police arrest them without checking veracity of the allegations. Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "Illegal and worrying detention close to general election".
'Reconversion' claim by Hindu group increases tension in Gujarat
Kerala: five radical Hindus arrested for attacking a Christian gathering
Those detained are apparently affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamesevak Sangh, a Hindu extremist paramilitary group. The Global Council of Indian Christians praises the authorities’ swift action.
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