Christian leader thanks to Obama for defending freedom of religion

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Christian leader thanks to Obama for defending freedom of religion
by Nirmala Carvalho
During his official visit to India, the US president spoke out in defence of freedom of worship, citing Article 25 of the Indian Constitution. Sajan K George welcomed the words of the US leader in a nation "where violence against minorities, especially Christians, is commonplace." Hindu extremist movements support the government, a "stain" on the country's secular credentials.

A national anti-conversion law to "save" India's Hindus

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A national anti-conversion law to "save" India's Hindus
by Nirmala Carvalho
The leader of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is calling for legislation to this effect. In the past three days, more than 100 Christians have been involved in "reconversion" to Hinduism. For the Global Council of Indian Christians, this is a "grave violation of a person's freedom of choice and conscience".

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In a Delhi Catholic church, the Grotto of Our Lady is desecrated

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by Nirmala Carvalho
Police have identified three culprits, who might be Sikh. For the president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), the deed is related to upcoming elections in Delhi. In his view, "some will try to polarise the electorate along communal lines".

Mumbai (AsiaNews) - This morning, the Marian grotto in Our Lady of Grace Church in Vikaspury, a New Delhi district, was desecrated. Video security cameras show three men wearing a Sikh headgear fleeing. Police have already identified the culprits.

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