On 15th January 2:30pm local social welfare office staff and some police men came a raided the Kota based Emmanuel Mission office and later ceased the office saying that the ministry is not cooperating with them. The police then asked all the staff to leave the office and took photocopies of many files.
This harassment is happening in spite of the Rajasthan high court and Supreme Court’s written permission to operate the mission as before. The government department is unnecessarily creating problems for the mission work. The department sometimes take the children from Immanuel orphanage and make unwarranted public statement in the media to harass and stop the mission work. The officials have ceased the missions head office without any no prior notice or information. The officials have not even given a show cause notice or have asked for any documents or explanation and unilaterally ceased the office.
Emmanuel Mission was founded by late Bishop M A Thomas and are into humanitarian activities.
On January 4, hundreds of ABVP activists had created a ruckus outside the St Mary’s PG College in Vidisha after being denied entry into the premises.
New Delhi: The Madhya Pradesh Catholic Diocesan Schools’ Association has moved the state’s high court seeking protection of it’s educational institutes. The Indian Express reported that the association alleged the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) – the student body affiliated to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – was trying to incite communal tension.
On September 2nd 1999,Using bows and arrows, assailants killed a Catholic priest ,Aruln Doss in a part of Orissa state, where a Hindu fanatic is blamed for burning to death an Australian missioner and his two sons eight months before in the months of January on 23rd 1999..Father Arul Doss, 35, was attacked by 15-20 men in Jambani village in the eastern Indian state´s Mayurbhanj district early dawn Sept. 2, Balasore diocese sources reported based on testimony by eyewitnesses.The Anandpur parish priest had gone to the remote village to hold Mass for some 15 Ho tribal families during a harvest festival.
A Hindu fair was held in Gujarat from 5 to 8 January bringing together 315 Hindu organisations. The extremist S Gurumurthy claims that Christianity has no "reverence for nature". For Syriac Christian leader, such a view sows “seeds of suspicion and division in people against the Christian community.”