Man dies rather than succumb to ‘Ghar Wapsi’ pressure

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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 […]

Archbishop’s death is loss for Kandhamal Martyrs

Archbishop’s death is loss for Kandhamal Martyrs

The Catholic Church in India lost one of its ‘truly remarkable  shepherds’ this week with the death of 81-year-old Archbishop Emeritus Raphael Cheenath of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, who died August 14. As the senior metropolitan archbishop in the region, gave leadership to the Church in Odisha when the anti-Christian wave swept the eastern Indian state. His funeral […]

Obama says Christian faith calls for Transgender inclusion!

Obama says Christian faith calls for Transgender inclusion!

USA President Barack Obama said that his understanding of the Bible and his Christian beliefs led him to issue the directive at public schools calling on students to be allowed to use the bathroom of their choosing regardless of their biological sex. “My reading of scripture tells me that that [the] Golden Rule is pretty […]

Attempt to ‘silence’ Lawyers’ Collective?

Attempt to ‘silence’ Lawyers’ Collective?

New Delhi: Social organisations and a group of individuals have condemned the suspension of FCRA licence of ‘Lawyers Collective’, the NGO run by noted lawyers Indira Jaising and Anand Grover, and termed the Home Ministry’s move as “malafide and motivated” and “blatant violation” of law.  In a statement, the organisations and individuals said there has […]