Radical Hindus want Catholic schools banned from India

by Nirmala Carvalho
Right wing Hindu Janajagruti Samiti lanched call for the ban during the All India Hindu Convention. Auxiliary Bishop of Ranchi: "Pupils who attends our schools do so of their own free choice, because they receive an excellent education in these institutions." Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "Even family members of Hindu radicals choose Catholic schools."

Mumbai (AsiaNews) - The radical right wing Hindu Janajagruti Samiti wants to ban Catholic schools from India. The call was launched during the All India Hindu Convention, held from 11 to 17 June in Ramnathi village (Goa). According to participants, Catholic schools do not allow students to follow their Hindu religious traditions.


Kerala: five radical Hindus arrested for attacking a Christian gathering

by Nirmala Carvalho
Those detained are apparently affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamesevak Sangh, a Hindu extremist paramilitary group. The Global Council of Indian Christians praises the authorities’ swift action.

Mumbai (AsiaNews) – Police in Kerala arrested five people in connection with an attack against a Christian prayer group in Attingal.

According to law enforcement sources, the five could be members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu radical paramilitary group. Police, which is still looking for their accomplices, filed complaints against 20 people.


Gunman kills 9 in African-American church

Police describe the shooting as a hate crime; a white man entered the historic church and opened fire.

A white gunman was still at large after killing nine people during a prayer service at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, the city's police chief said on Thursday, describing the attack as a hate crime.

Officers with dogs searched the streets for the suspect, whom police described as a 21-year-old white man with sandy hair wearing a sweatshirt, jeans and boots.


Bengal Nun Rape Case: Main Accused Arrested in Kolkata

KOLKATA: A 28-year-old Bangladeshi, one of the main accused in the sexual assault of a septuagenarian nun at a Ranaghat convent school, has been arrested from Sealdah railway station in Kolkata.

Nazrul aka Nazu was arrested from Sealdah station while he was getting down from a local train late last evening, SS CID Chittaranjan Nag said today.

"Our sources informed us that Nazrul was trying to reach Kolkata. Working on the tip-off, our officers were waiting for him at Sealdah station and caught him when he was getting down from Bongaon local (suburban train)," Mr Nag said.