Tura: The rejection of the visa application of the president of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), Paul Msiza, by the Indian consulate in South Africa has triggered an uproar in the Christian community in Garo hills of poll-bound Meghalaya.
The Prayer for the Martyrs was officially distributed in all the dioceses of Odisha.“It has been ten years since the biggest anti-Christian violence in modern India in 300 years. It is our responsibility to speed up the process,” the team members said in a meeting held on Jan. 11 in Divya Jyoti Pastoral Centre, Kandhamal.
MARLIN February 2, 2018 4:00 AM Christians and Muslims there are suffering an alarming rise in persecution, including mob violence. India has been a steady U.S. strategic and economic partner for at least the past decade. It helps maintain political balance in the region, while reforms implemented to boost economic growth hold the promise of lifting millions out of poverty. Flying well below the radar of most mainstream media, however, is an ugly side of India’s success story. Its focus, and ours, on economic reform and innovation is masking the increasingly flagrant and violent harassment — in many cases, clear persecution — of India’s Christian and Muslim minorities. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a member of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), also belongs to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), widely considered to be the BJP’s parent entity and considered the world’s largest missionary organization.