Woman alleges abduction, forcible marriage to Bajrang Dal activist

MANGALORE: A woman from Elyarpadavu, about 15km from here, who had married a Bajrang Dal activist, filed charges of abduction and attempt to outrage the modesty of a woman against several Dal activists. She also alleged that Jagadeesh Shenava, president, Mangalore district unit of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, had threatened to harm her parents if she didn't marry the activist.
Vivita D'Souza (Also known as Sonia) daughter of Patrick D' Souza from Eliyarpadav is the complainant.

The complainant in her twenties, who married Rajesh Shetty on October 16 at the Arya Samaj here, complained to Konaje police that she was drugged and coerced into the marriage.  read more »

Karnataka police in Ankola interfering in the church worship

Pastor Sadanand Naik started a house Church, Jeevana Jyothi Prathana Mandira, at Ankola fter he became a believer of Christ. When he passed away on June 25, 2013, his son-in-law, Pastor Ravi has been carrying on the ministry.
Two weeks ago two Lokayukta Police Nagesh and Vasanth came to Pastor Ravi and asked about their work, their Trust Deed and the number of people who come for prayer and their names. All these were furnished by Pastor Ravi.  read more »

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


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 »

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