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Uttar Pradesh, Church of the Nazarene attacked: Pastor and faithful beaten
A group of Hindu fundamentalists, led by the local coordinator of the Bajrang Dal, interrupted a Bible studies session in Sehkari Nagar: they did not spare even the pastor’s young daughter. The attackers destroyed the cross on the church roof and hoisted the orange flag, symbol of Hindutva. Christian activist: "The state must do something."
24/04/2017 17:06:00 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh: bishops call on new chief minister to defend persecuted Christians
The meeting with Yogi Adityanath took place on 21 April. Local Church leaders extended their best wishes to him in his new capacity. They also asked him to guarantee the security and protection of the Christian minority and its places of worship.
11/03/2017 15:22:00 INDIA
Modi wins in Uttar Pradesh
Vote counting began this morning. The latest update indicates he won 305 seats out of 403. The election is a referendum on the prime minister's policies, following demonetisation. Christian leader expresses concern about the aggressive policies of the Hindu nationalists.
20/03/2017 11:53:00 INDIA
After the regional elections, the Hindu nationalists dominate in India
In Uttar Pradesh the new chief minister is Yogi Adityanath, a radical guru accused of numerous crimes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attracted the sympathies of the population despite the rupee ban. The Congress Party, usually supported by minorities and Dalits in distributing positions of power, failed to win support.
09/02/2016 13:33:00 INDIA
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.
07/10/2017 11:04:00 INDIA
Uttar Pradesh’s nationalist government removes the Taj Mahal from tourist guides
The mausoleum is no longer on the list of attractions recommended to tourists. The new brochures show mostly Hindu monuments. The World Heritage Site pays the price for the nationalist policies of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
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