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Bajrang Dal causes Catholic nun detention in Madhya Pradesh

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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 […]

Trade Ban has ruined India’s cattle trade, leather industry

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Trade Ban has ruined India’s cattle trade, leather industry

A sweeping ban on trading cattle for slaughter, imposed by India’s Government to appease its ultra conservative Hindu vote-base, is being seen by the nation’s meat and leather industries as an attempt to destroy businesses  ultra conservative Hindus do not agree with. Other critics argue the ban is an attempt to control what people eat, […]

Attacks on Christians increasing everywhere in India?

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Attacks on Christians increasing everywhere in India?

Why have attacks against different groups or sects of Christians increased over the past two years? Who are behind these terror tactics? Perhaps it is time for the mainstream media to investigate! For quite some time now, we have been getting reports on  what appears to be a series of low-intensity, small scale attacks on […]

Pastor loses hearing after brutal attack in Bihar

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Pastor loses hearing after brutal attack in Bihar

Patna:  Attacks on pastors and people who profess belief in Christ have been increasing in Bihar over the past year, and observers feel that the powers that be are turning a blind eye to violent incidents that victimize Christians in villages. A pastor in eastern India’s Bihar state has lost his hearing after Hindu extremists […]

Man dies rather than succumb to ‘Ghar Wapsi’ pressure

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Man dies rather than succumb to ‘Ghar Wapsi’ pressure

It is no secret that serious moves are afoot by the right-wing forces in  BJP ruled states to harass and intimidate religious minority groups. The pattern is  bullying and intimidation with large mobs of men overpowering a few Christians and then letting loose all sorts of threats and violence. The police turn a blind eye to […]

Christians ask for Police protection to celebrate Christmas in Orissa

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Christians ask for Police protection to celebrate Christmas in Orissa

Bhubaneswar: Catholic Priests of Kandhamal in Orissa (Odisha) state in eastern India have requested for police protection for churches across the district to ensure Christmas celebration. The request came just days before the world is preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25. Kandhamal was the epicenter of the worst anti-Christian violence […]

Banning Christmas Trees is a communal, not environmental issue: NGT

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Banning Christmas Trees is a communal, not environmental issue: NGT

New Delhi, Dec 23: Communal issues cannot be raised in the garb of environmental concerns, the National Green Tribunal has said while junking a plea for banning the use of Christmas trees and prohibiting the making of Santa Claus costumes, reports PTI. Observers say that ever since 2014, ‘fringe’ rightwing groups have become emboldened and […]

North East CMs oppose replacing Christmas with Good Governance Day

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North East CMs oppose replacing Christmas with Good Governance Day

The Narendra Modi Government has once again disregarded the Christmas Holiday in favour of observing what it calls ‘Good Governance Day’ to mark the birthday of BJP stalwart Atal Behari Vajpayee. This year, the Christmas Holiday, one of the most significant festivals of the Christian community, falls on a Sunday. The Chief Minister of Nagaland […]

Govt bans 7 NGOs from FCRA, 13,000 under ‘review’

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Govt bans 7 NGOs from FCRA, 13,000 under ‘review’

Seven NGOs, including one run by activist Shabnam Hashmi, and two by Teesta Setalvad  have been barred by the government from receiving foreign funds after their FCRA licences were cancelled following alleged adverse intelligence reports against them, says a PTI report. The renewed licences of another 13,000  NGOs across the country are similarly ‘being reviewed’. Registration under […]

Lahore Archbishop says Asia Bibi blasphemy case is weak

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Lahore Archbishop says Asia Bibi blasphemy case is weak

The Archbishop of Lahore has expressed hope that Asia Bibi may get justice saying: “We’re all praying and hoping that she will get justice and be released. The case against her is very weak and fragile…” He said this during his tour to the UK which was intended to highlight the plight of persecuted Christians. […]

Ruckus in Church, case filed

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Ruckus in Church, case filed

New Delhi:  Two men allegedly forced their way into a church in outer Delhi’s Begampur and threatened the priest and worshippers during the mass last Sunday. Police have now arrested them. Some time ago, the church was under police protection after it was vandalised by miscreants. The cover was lifted after the authorities decided that […]

ISIS cooked and fed Boy to Mother

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ISIS cooked and fed Boy to Mother

Gruesome and horrific  tales of butchery and cannibalism that these so-called ‘Islamic State’ actors: what will the UN or the US do to rid the world of this scourge? The Islamic State terror group has now outlawed the burka at its security centers in northern Iraq! The reversal comes after several IS commanders were killed at […]

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