Bihar, four people arrested for "forcing" Dalit to convert to Islam

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by Nirmala Carvalho
Complaint lodged by victim’s wife. The latter, however, said that he became Muslim by choice. Christian leader warns: "If forced conversions are perpetrated by Hindu radicals they are considered 'a homecoming."
Mumbai (AsiaNews) - The Bihar Police have arrested four people accused of forcing a Dalit family to convert to Islam. A complaint was lodged by Yasoda Devi, resident of the village of Rampur Khurd, against seven people. In the First Information Report (FIR), the woman said that some villagers forcibly converted her husband, Rajkishore Ram, and that he had received death threats if she failed to embrace Islam.  read more »

Bihar, four people arrested for "forcing" Dalit to convert to Islam

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Bihar,-four-people-arrested-for-forcing-D...

by Nirmala Carvalho
Complaint lodged by victim’s wife. The latter, however, said that he became Muslim by choice. Christian leader warns: "If forced conversions are perpetrated by Hindu radicals they are considered 'a homecoming."
Mumbai (AsiaNews) - The Bihar Police have arrested four people accused of forcing a Dalit family to convert to Islam. A complaint was lodged by Yasoda Devi, resident of the village of Rampur Khurd, against seven people. In the First Information Report (FIR), the woman said that some villagers forcibly converted her husband, Rajkishore Ram, and that he had received death threats if she failed to embrace Islam.  read more »

Uttar Pradesh, Hindu radicals "reconvert" forcefully 23 Christians

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by Nirmala Carvalho
The people involved had chosen Christianity two years ago. The ceremony of "reconversion" was organized by two extremist groups, which in the Indian state promotes the so-called "homecoming programs “. Christian leader: "Groups prey on simplicity of the people and indulge in a propaganda of hatred against Christianity."
Mumbai (AsiaNews) - At least 23 people in Uttar Pradesh have been reconverted to Hinduism, two years after choosing to embrace Christianity. The reconversion ceremony which took place yesterday, was held in Trilochan Mahadev temple as part of a so-called "homecoming program" organized by the Hindu radical associations Sant Ravidas Dharma Raksha Samiti and Sri Gram Devta Pujan Samiti.
The District Magistrate, Subhash LY, has dismissed this as "a matter of faith." But for Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), these programs are "mischievous and misleading" going against "the principles of the Indian Constitution."  read more »

World Syriac Conference

September 9, 2014

Kottayam: The 8th World Syriac Conference got under way at St Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI) at Baker hills near here on Monday.
Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan, the Supreme Head of Mar Thoma Church inaugurated the conference at a function which was presided over by Mar Joseph Peruthottam Archbishop of Changanassery  read more »

Persecution in Kherra village, chhattisgarh

Chattisgragh-6th september- A group of 80 Hindu fanatics came to the Kherra village and destroyed the prayer centre chanting the names of Hindu gods. Pastor Raju based in the village had a miraculous escape, and presently staying with
pastor dinesh Prasad with his family.  read more »

Karnataka, Hindu radicals against Catholic school: Do not "Christianize" the uniform

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Karnataka, Hindu radicals against Catholic school: Do not "Christianize" the uniform
Fomented by ultra-nationalist militants, some parents protest against the Mariambika English School. The new uniforms feature the institution's logo: a depiction of Mary, whose name in the local dialect is also the name of the school. Christian leader: "shameful accusations, the school will welcome students of all religions because of the quality of education it imparts."  read more »

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