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MPs write to Indian PM, HM on non-extension of visa to missionaries

Correspondent Shillong,
The Indian government have reportedly refused to give extension visas to Christian missionaries, forcing two Indian parliamentarians – Vincent H.Pala and Conrad K.Sangma – to take up the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

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Mumbai Police refusing permission for Holy Week religious services

Mumbai: Christians in the city are miffed with the Mumbai Police for refusing them permission to gather for the Holy Week religious services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the following Saturday, to call in the Easter celebrations. Many churches who organise the services in open grounds, which are attached to church-run schools, fall in silent zones, and have thus been denied permission as the services will involve use of loudspeakers.

“Several churches in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai have informed us that they have not been given the written permission to hold the services. Some police stations have said that they will not give anything in writing and will only act if someone complains,” said Fr Nigel Barrett, spokesperson of Archdiocese of Bombay, adding that the police have cited the noise pollution rules. “But it is unfair because the schools will be on holiday.”

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Desecration of the cross in Santacruz West,Holy week attack in India

http://m.asianews.it/notizie-it/Croce-dissacrata-a-Mumbai:-ghirlanda-di-... desecrated in Mumbai: twisted garland of slippers to the body of Christ
The desecration was discovered by a faithful which visited the church to pray. The case was registered against unknown persons. Christian Leaders condemns yet another act of intimidation against the Christian minority. "Clear indication of awakening sectarian strife".

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