» 06/03/2013, 00.00
Tripura: Christian man beheaded for not converting to Hinduism
After he married a tribal girl, her father pressured him to change religion. After a prayer ritual, a shaman performed the murder. His wife now fears for her life and that of their son.
Bharatiya Janata Party discriminates against Christians and Dalits
Frequent cases of discrimination, abuse and even murder are reported in states where the pro-Hindu BJP and its allies govern. The authorities are using old laws to take land from the Church and to prevent its activities. An appeal has been made to Premier Singh not to ignore the problem.
Five thousand Dalit Christians and Muslims against discrimination
Led by bishops and religious leaders the Dalit Christians and Muslims are asking the government to cancel the law that since 1950 recognizes and guarantees rights only to Dalit Hindus and Buddhists. Bishop Neethinathan, of Chingleput (Tamil Nadu): "It 's very painful to see our Dalit people suffer double discrimination in terms of society and religion."
Man detained in connection with beheading of Christian women
Sahal Alamry is being interrogated for links to one of Indonesia's most wanted men, Noordin Top. He teaches at a school thought to be involved in the beheading of three Christian women in Poso.
Orissa: they kill and burn two people, convicted only for destruction of evidence
Kandhamal court makes paradoxical ruling in the case of three defendants involved in the murder of a 65-year-old widow and a tribal chief who defended Christians. The event took place on 25 October 2008. The All India Christian Council calls the decision a miscarriage of justice. For Dhirendra Panda, a Hindu and a human rights activist, the ruling threatens the values of humanity and democracy.
Bo Xilai expelled from the Party, wife suspected of murder
Bo implicated in murder of Briton, Neil Heywood, a family friend, who was later killed by Bo’s wife. Rumors of a coup. The People's Daily calls for Party "unity" and reaffirms it’s his "holiness" and "purity." The internal struggle for power in anticipation of the Party Congress. Plots similar to those of Chen Xitong, Chen Liangyu and Lin Biao.
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