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Odisha: Christian minister imprisoned on (false) accusations of forced conversions

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by Nirmala Carvalho
Rev Timothy Chaitanya Murmu, from the Pentecostal community in the village of Manohar, has been in jail for four days. He is "guilty" of baptising 16 tribal people. For the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), he was arrested because of a “legal technicality”.
Mumbai (AsiaNews) – Rev Timothy Chaitanya Murmu, Pentecostal minister in the village of Manohar (Odisha), has been in prison for the past four days on false charges of forced conversion.

Police in Anandpur arrested the clergyman last Wednesday for baptising 16 tribal people. According to the indictment, he allegedly "forced" them to embrace Christianity in exchange for money.

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Pastor Arrested in Orissa on False Charges of Conversion

Keonjhar, Odisha: 23-05-2015: Pastor Chaitanya Murmu (60) of Manohar Church in Manohar Village, Kendudiha Sahi, Anandpur Block belonging to Keonjhar District in Odisha, has been arrested on Thursday, 21-5-2015, by the Anandpur police on false charges of converting tribal people into Christianity by allurement. He was arrested in a village called Kodapada where he had gone on his ministerial work.

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Christmas in jail for Christians in Orissa and Madhya Pradesh

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by Nirmala Carvalho
Two different communities (one Protestant the other Pentecostal) were attacked by Hindu fundamentalist groups while celebrating the birth of Christ. Local police arrested the faithful and their leaders on charges of forced conversion. For Sajan George, President of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC),it is "a serious violation of religious freedom."

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Radical Hindus target Christian communities: murder and torture

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by Nirmala Carvalho
The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), denounces two cases to AsiaNews, which occurred in Orissa and Bihar. In the first, a man was tortured and killed "by mistake": the attackers wanted to kill his son who had just been baptized. In the second, the extremists assaulted an entire family not even sparing the children: they had met with the pastor of the local church.

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