Militants shot at Muhammad Yusuf Bhat in Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR: A village headman in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama district was shot dead by militants on Wednesday, 1st July-2015.Militants shot at Muhammad Yusuf Bhat, the 'numbardar' (village headman) of Wangam village in Pulwama district this evening. Bhat died on the spot. Bhatt was associated with Christian missions working in Kashmir valley


Vandals attack Baptist church, damage cross, in Bhiwani

by Nirmala Carvalho
Four motorcyclists threw stones at the building. After a first incident, they came back half an hour later to carry out a second attack. This is the first act of violence in Bhiwani District. For the church’s pastor, the attack was "an attempt to provoke tensions in the community." According to the president of the Global Council of Indian Christians, it was “intentionally provocative and anti-Christian."


100 dalit Christians re-convert to Hinduism in Gorakhpur

Lucknow, June 26, 2015, DHNS:
Around 470 Lambanis reconverted to Hinduism in Bijapur. File photo
After several months, Uttar Pradesh had the first instance of “ghar vapsi” when saffron outfits in Gorakhpur re-converted nearly 100 Dalits from Christianity to Hinduism.

Reports said members of Hindu Yuva Vahini, the outfit belonging to Gorakhpur BJP MP Mahant Adityanath, held a special ceremony at the Dalit hamlet of Mohaddipur in the town on Wednesday evening in which around 100 Christian Dalits were welcomed to Hinduism.