Miscreants vandalize cathedral church in Assam
Guwahati: Unidentified miscreants have vandalized tabernacle and Sacred Hosts kept inside the Catholic cathedral church in Bongaigaon in Assam, northeastern India.The attack took place in the night of June 20, according to a press release from the Assam Christian Forum.
ByHenry L Khojol
Aizawl (zoramobserver.com): A Bangalore-based Global Council of Indian Christians on Monday appealed the Centre to dispel apprehension among various sections of people in India regarding choice of food and religious belief which came as a result of constant harassment, blatant violation of human rights on all fronts and needless interference in the personal lives of citizens with impunity by various Hindutva protagonists.
In a memorandum submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Global Council of Indian Christians said that though the constitution of India enables all its citizens, regardless of their caste, creed, religion, region or language, to grow unhindered and bloom itself into a powerful, law abiding and secular nation in the world, there has been a new trend and a kind of new tendency among certain sections of people in our country in recent days to ignore all these matters of universal significance and of international importance.
We Regret to Announce the Sad Demise of His Eminence, Ivan Cardinal Dias, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, and Archbishop Emeritus of Bombay.
Cardinal Ivan Dias, was born on 14 April, 1936 in Mumbai, India and was ordained for the Archdiocese of Bombay on 8 December, 1958. He held a doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome.
Over 342 delegates representing 132 right-wing organisations from across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka attended the four-day convention at Ramnathi in Ponda, Goa.-NDIA Updated: Jun 17, 2017 -Hindu Rashtra
Among other things, the cow is considered sacred by Hindus, and one of the demands right-wing groups has been nationalising a ban on cow slaughter. The All India Hindu Convention on Saturday passed a resolution demanding that India and Nepal be declared ‘Hindu Rashtra’.