Karnataka's state government rejects (false) report on 2008 attacks on churches

Karnataka's state government rejects (false) report on 2008 attacks on churches
by Nirmala Carvalho
The report by Judge BK Somasekhar exonerated Hindu radicals, despite overwhelming evidence and testimonies against them. For Christian leader, it "is good news, which we hope will soon bring justice and reparations to the victims". During their attacks, fundamentalists destroyed more than 20 churches and Christian places of worship  read more »

Pakistani Christian woman to be hanged for 'blasphemous' comments Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/section/113/1/wor


A Pakistani Christian woman has been sentenced to death by hanging for blasphemy after making derogatory remarks about Islam to her Muslim neighbours.

Asia Bibi lost her appeal to have the decision overturned, the Mail online reported.

In 2010, she got into a dispute with neighbours after they objected to her drinking water from their glass because she was not Muslim. She was later accused of defiling the name of the prophet Mohammed.  read more »

Cabinet rejects Somasekhara Commission report on church attacks in Karnataka

The State Cabinet on Thursday rejected the Justice B.K. Somasekhara Commission of Inquiry’s report into the 2008 church attacks in the State, which had exonerated the Hindutva organisations, after referring to their involvement in its interim report.

The report had also given a clean chit to the then Bharatiya Janata Party government.  read more »

Satyarthi and Malala, their Nobel for Christian children in Kandhamal

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Satyarthi and Malala, their Nobel for Christian children in Kandhamal
by Nirmala Carvalho
The president of the Global Council of Indian Christians hopes that this recognition will bring justice to the little victims of the 2008 pogroms in Odisha (Orissa). Dalit activist Lenin Raghuvanshi speaks about his friend Kailash Satyarthi.  read more »

Madhya Pradesh, the government cancels a Christian gathering for disturbing the peace

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by Nirmala Carvalho
Decision comes after pressure from Hindu radicals, to protest marriage between a Christian boy and a Hindu girl. Although the couple was tracked down and separated, the event still canceled.  read more »

Rs 50 lakh to ‘bring back home’ converted Hindus

Rajiv Srivastava,TNN | Sep 22, 2014, 12.59 AM IST

Claiming that on an average 1,000 families are re-converted, mostly in western UP region in a month, the cost incurred on such programmes comes to around Rs 50 lakh per month. The average cost incurred on each family comes to around Rs 5,000, Dharm Jagran's western UP in charge Rajeshwar Singh informed  read more »

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