Kashmir, Christian leader arrested for "fomenting sectarian clashes"

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by Nirmala Carvalho
The authorities have detained Rev. Paul Augustine, local coordinator for Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC). The Christian pastor was attending a Sunday service. Sajan George, president of the association: "The law of the majority prevails. Where the will of the greatest number enforces that the beliefs and practices of the minority remain threatened "

Mumbai (AsiaNews) - The Rev. Paul Augustine, Kashmir coordinator for the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), was arrested yesterday in Srinagar while he was attending a Sunday service. The Christian leader is now in jail on charges of "fomenting sectarian clashes."

His family and the Christian community are worried for his life, since the charges against him are false. The incident was reported to AsiaNews by GCIC president Sajan George, who is asking people asking to "pray" for a quick solution to the case.

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GCIC's Kashmir coordinator Pastor Paul Augustine arrested

Pastor Paul Augustine our coordinator in Kashmir was arrested near CRP camp Srinagar today at 10 am where he went to attend the Sunday service.Some Moulavis came along with Kashmir police and arrested.He is held in Srinagar police station. Please pray for his release.

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Protestant leader demands protection during Holy Week from radical Hindu attacks

Protestant leader demands protection during Holy Week from radical Hindu attacks
by Nirmala Carvalho
Violence against individual Christians and Churches continues unabated. Near Agra, a group of Protestants, who met to pray for an elderly woman, were beaten and accused of trying to convert the family.
Mumbai (AsiaNews) – "As we take part in the ceremonies of the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we demand protection and security for our defenceless Christian communities,” said Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), in a plea to the National Commission for Minorities in India, following a spate of anti-Christian acts by Hindu radicals.

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Church concerned over judicial meet on Good Friday

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) joined Global council of Indian Christians(GCIC) on Friday expressed concern over reports that the Chief Justice of India (CJI) had convened a three-day meeting of all chief justices beginning on April 3, which is Good Friday.

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