13 convicted include a vision impaired couple. Most Pentecostals are day laborers. The government led by Hindu nationalists "arrests Pentecostal Christians with groundless imputations".

http://m.asianews.it/news-en/Madhya-Pradesh,-Pentecostals-sentenced-to-6...'forced-conversions'-43121.htmlMadhya Pradesh, Pentecostals sentenced to 6 months in prison for 'forced conversions'
Mumbai (AsiaNews) - A court in Madhya Pradesh has sentenced 13 Pentecostal Christians to six months in prison for alleged "forced conversions". The condemned include Balu Kesu and his wife Bhuri, both of whom are vision impaired. Their defense attorney Kamlesh Patidar tried to obtain a reduction in the penalty for their handicap, but the judges were adamant.

Indian Catholic Bishops Denounce Hindu Nationalism,Path of self Annihilation

The Indian conference of Catholic bishops has issued a strongly worded statement condemning a “dangerous” new nationalism based on religious uniformity and appealing for greater respect for the country’s religious diversity

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RSS to stop proposal for Christian University in Kerala

GCIC Objects to RSSPrantha Karyavahak P Gopalankutty,s diatribes against Christians and proposal of Christian University in Kerala. The Kerala state unit of the RSS has hinted that they may intervene at national level if the Commission goes ahead with its proposal.The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has raised objection to a proposal put forth by the National Commission for Minorities to establish a Christian University with headquarters in Kerala.

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The Roman Colosseum along with two churches in Mosul and Aleppo will be lit up by red lights

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The Roman Colosseum along with two churches in Mosul and Aleppo will be lit up by red lights later this month to draw attention to the global persecution of Christians.
“Christians are the victims of at least 75 percent of all religiously-motivated violence and oppression,” declared the latest report from Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), the group organizing the event, and moreover “the extent of this persecution is largely ignored by our media.”

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