Country’s secular fabric should not be disturbed, observes Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court on Friday cautioned non governmental organisations from making allegations which would disturb the country’s secular fabric.
A three-judge bench of Chief Justice R.M. Lodha and Justices Kurian Joseph and Rohinton Nariman, hearing a writ petition filed by NGO Jayati Bharatam, seeking a SIT probe into incidents of conversion of Hindu girls into Muslims, said making averments without any supporting material would disturb the secular fabric.  read more »

"Our people are disappearing," Canon Andrew White, head of the Anglican Church in Iraq "

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES FOLLOW, VIEW WITH DISCRETION. Many viewers will find these images VERY disturbing.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Although Christians have lived in northern Iraq and Syria for nearly two-thousand years, and at least six hundred years before Islam, today they face extinction across the region.
"Our people are disappearing," Canon Andrew White, head of the Anglican Church in Iraq "It looks as though the end could be very near," he told the BBC.
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A week ago, Christians were warned to either leave the city of Mosul and other areas under Islamic State control, or they would have to pay a tax or be put to death. Today, nobody has heard from those Christians and nobody knows what is happening to them.  read more »

Delhi archbishop concerned over anti-Christian moves

The archbishop reiterated his earlier statement that this move by fundamentalist groups is a grave assault on the fundamental rights of individuals and groups.
Posted on August 8, 2014, 4:20 PM
Some unidentified people on Wednesday night vandalized the school buses parked in front of an archdiocesan church in Rohtak, Haryana. New Delhi:
Archbishop Anil J.T. Couto of Delhi has expressed concern over growing number of communal flare-ups in different parts of northern India and attacks on Christians and Church properties in and around the national capital.  read more »

Seminarian’s poem refuses to forgive priests

Seminarian’s poem refuses to forgive priests
Published: 2:55 pm, August 8, 2014 Story By: reporter
New Delhi: A poem penned by an unidentified seminarian and published in a Capuchin magazine blasts Christian priests who wallow in comfort and luxury.
Titled “You deserve no pardon, oh priest,” the poem written in Malayalam language and published by the Assisi magazine, asks the men of God what answer they would give at the end of time after all the hustle and bustle of life.  read more »

BJP, Parivar outfits to intensify campaign against ‘love jihad’

Members of BJP Mahila Morcha shout slogans
The Hindu Members of BJP Mahila Morcha shout slogans near the residence of the rape
“Hindu mahilaon ka apmaan, nahi sahenge, nahi sahenge, (We will not tolerate the humiliation of Hindu women)”a handful of well-dressed city dwellers who descended on Sarawa village, 60 km east of Delhi, shouted outside the tumbledown house of a 20-year old girl who was allegedly raped and forcibly converted to Islam. Rakhi Tyagi, who led the women, said she was the Uttar Pradesh state general secretary of the Mahila Morcha, the women’s wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).  read more »

Iraqi Militants Seize Christian Towns

Captures Follow Withdrawal From Towns by Kurdish Peshmerga Forces
Updated Aug. 7, 2014 8:33 a.m. ET
raqis displaced by ongoing conflict in nearby areas arrive in the northern Kurdish controlled Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Thursday. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
BAGHDAD—Tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians fled an advance by Sunni jihadists into the country's northern Christian heartland on Thursday, sending families packing into cars or fleeing on foot as the militants pushed their offensive closer to Iraq's Kurdish region.  read more »

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