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Rising violence against Christians in Uttar Pradesh ahead of state elections
The state’s legislative assembly is set for renewal next year. For the Global Council of Indian Christians, acts of violence and incidents of discrimination against the Christian minority have reached a crescendo. A pastor and two worshipers have been arrested in Noida. The pastor of the Mission India Church was held for hours without charges along with 20 other religious leaders in Robertsganj.
Karnataka: Pentecostal clergyman beaten and arrested for 'proselytising'
Hindu nationalists interrupt Sunday service and drag the pastor and his wife to prison. This is the second time the community is attacked. Police is in league with extremists and the BJP, which rules the state. Since the start of the year, six anti-Christian attacks have occurred. In 2011, they were 49.
30/05/2017 06:03:00 INDIA
Cow meat is banned across the Union. For activist, this is terrorism against minorities
The government approves the Regulation of Livestock Markets 2017, which applies to livestock bought and sold for slaughter. New health rules ban using animals for sacrifices. This will cause huge damage to the economy. Dalit and Muslims will be deprived of their main source of protein.
29/07/2005 SRI LANKA
Archbishop of Colombo tells government to respect religious freedom
Archbishop Gomis makes his appeal as two "dangerous" anti-conversion bills make their way through parliament. The recent attack against a local Catholic church was the work of outside fundamentalists who act without reason but to destroy. "The Catholic community is not afraid; fundamentalists are a minority".
06/09/2017 12:46:00 INDIA
Indian bishops condemn the murder of 'courageous' journalist Gauri Lankesh
The editor of Lankesh Patrike was assassinated yesterday on her doorstep. She was a famous critic of Hindu nationalist politics. "We salute her for the courage with which she wrote, the conviction with which she lived her life and the boldness with which she fought the forces of evil, hatred and corruption."
More anti-Christian attacks in Karnataka
A Pentecostal preacher is accused of forced conversions. In Belgaum district, BJP officials attack a religious school for girls, threatening to destroy it because it turned down the application of two Hindu girls.
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