» 04/19/2006, 00.00
Two attacks against Christians in Karnataka at Easter
The attacks targeted Protestants in Bantaguri and Balmatta. The Christian community said the assailants were Hindu fundamentalists active in the area.
Rajasthan approves anti-conversion law
Jaipur Bishop "We fears its misuse against minorities". According to the Bill, those found guilty could be imprisoned for two to five years.
Report to Singh: Nationalist Hindus want to wipe out Christians in Rajasthan
Conversions and missionaries: our society's greatest threat, says Hindu leader
Speaking in the heart of the newly set up diocese of Jashpur, the BJP chairman launched an umpteenth attack against missionaries, "corrupters of the poor". The Indian Church countered: "It's easy to put the blame for all society's ills on a small, defenceless community."
Christian groups against approval of Rajasthan anti-conversion bill
John Dayal, a well-known human rights activist, has written an open letter to the State governor, urging her to "use her legislative powers to reject the decree and to prevent it from becoming law".
"Ruthless and regular" persecution of Gujarat's Christians and Muslims
Three years after the massacre of Muslims in Gujarat, a Jesuit priest, Fr Cedric Prakash, analyses the situation in this Indian state and the political trap the fundamentalists "set for themselves" by approving anti-conversion legislation.
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