81 year old Stan Swamy won’t Shut Up

81 year old Stan Swamy won’t Shut Up

Ranchi: Eighty-one year old Stan Swamy isn’t going to be gagged or intimidated. He speaks gently, but clearly. He says that both the governments: the one in Jharkhand and the one in the centre, are busy trying to frighten people who have begun to speak out against mismanagement and failure to govern. “What do you […]

Police Arrest Activists to cover up Lankesh Assassins?

Police Arrest Activists to cover up Lankesh Assassins?

FIR No. 0004 of 2018, filed with Vishrambaug police station in Pune after the January 1 Bhima-Koregaon violence, names five people booked for promoting enmity between groups, punishable by up to five years’ jail. it does not name any of the five activists picked up on Tuesday. Of the original five, only Sudhir Dhawale, a […]

Kandhamal riots: After 10 years, Innocents still imprisoned

Kandhamal riots: After 10 years, Innocents still imprisoned

In line with our editorial policy to support initiatives for justice everywhere, Newsnet carries this piece written by Anto Akkara, first publshed in UCA News It was pure journalistic instinct that made me travel to the remote Kandhamal jungles in India’s Odisha state after an arson attack destroyed over 100 churches and Christian institutions in […]

Christians assaulted in Bihar

Christians assaulted in Bihar

Bettiah (Bihar), Feb 26 : A group of Christians in a bus were attacked. Ever since Chief minister Nitish Kumar has joined hands with the BJP, the so -called ‘splinter groups’ of the communal right have become active. Threats and intimidation of minorities have begun in rural Bihar. In particular, the very tiny Christian population […]

Hate drive against Christians in Satna

Hate drive against Christians in Satna

Bhopal:In what appears to be a concerted effort by anti-constitutional forces to intimidate and humiliate Christians in the run up to Christmas, the police have detained six Christians on the charge of trying to “forcibly” convert a Hindu man at Bhoomkhar village in Satna district, shortly after suspected Bajrang Dal activists attacked a carol-singing session […]

MP Goverment encouraging haters of Indian Constitution?

MP Goverment encouraging haters of Indian Constitution?

Madhya Pradesh has become notorious for repeated attacks on the minority Christian community, while the government agencies and police do nothing to stop these thugs who call themselves nationalists. These so-called ‘nationalist’ groups openly challenge the fundamental principles of the Indian constitution that gives every citizen the freedom of practicing and exercising ‘faith, and worship’ […]

Campaign of lies and hate targets Christians in MP

Campaign of lies and hate targets Christians in MP

Madhya Pradesh: The peace and amity of the country is being systematically dismantled as ‘fringe groups’ of anti-socials claiming to be Hindu groups have let loose a campaign against Christians. In Sagar, the  Catholic diocese has appealed to the  government reign in radical these Hindu groups that are spreading  malicious campaigns against the Church. “Well […]

Kancha Illiah: Clarifies association with Christians

Kancha Illiah: Clarifies association with Christians

Who is Kancha Illiah Shepherd? CLARIFICATION ABOUT MY ASSOCIATION WITH CHRISTIANS One of the recurring accusations of the recent Arya Vysya agitators and their associate Paripurnanada Swamy, a hater of St. Mother Theresa and Christian human service, against me is that I have a Christian agenda behind my writing. This is absolutely false. I have […]

Christians being arrested under false charges in Jharkhand?

Christians being arrested under false charges in Jharkhand?

The blatant persecution of Christians by the BJP government and Hindutva fanatics is out in the open. The so-called anti-conversion Act,in Jharkhand  though not yet officially implemented is already being misused. In fact, observers say that this law gives the government convenient excuses to put the brakes on Christian educational institutions and health services which […]

Assassinated Journo Gauri Lankesh Mourned

Assassinated Journo Gauri Lankesh Mourned

Senior journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead at her house in Rajarajeshwari Nagar on September 5, was laid to rest at the T.R. Mill Grounds in Chamarajpet in Bangalore.  Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has ordered a Special Investigation Team to be formed to conduct a probe into the killing. Meanwhile, the police are […]

Fresh attack on Christian Adivasis brewing in Jharkhand

Fresh attack on Christian Adivasis brewing in Jharkhand

The BJP and RSS affiliated organisations are sowing discord among the Adivasis (Tribal people) in Jharkhand, with the aim of disenfranchising and isolating tribal Christians, say political observers, based on media reports coming from the region. Others accuse the BJP and its affiliated groups of appropriating the 9 million non-Christian tribal people, aiming to pitch […]

Bajrang Dal causes Catholic nun detention in Madhya Pradesh

Bajrang Dal causes Catholic nun detention in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: Harassment of Christians grows more frequent in BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh. A Catholic nun and four girls accompanying her were on June 13 forced out of a train in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, reports Matters India (14 June). Government Railway Police detained them at Satna station in the state after right […]

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