The Global Council of Indian (GCIC) is very much saddened to learn the sad demise of Rev. Fr. Dr. Ambrose Pinto, who passed away on 3rd January 2018, at the age of 67, after suffering from cancer during the last 6 months. He is an all-rounder and a greatly accomplished Jesuit priest belonging to the Karnataka Jesuit Province. He is a Karnataka Rajyothsava Award winner. A close associate of GCIC
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Subject: “Jharkhand Freedom of Religion Bill 2017”- A draconian measure to throttle individual freedom of religion in one more Indian State
On the 8th of this month one more State in the country, the State of Jharkhand, would initiate its draconian measures to throttle the individual freedom to choose one’s religious belief, but as usual, it is very innocently titled as, “Freedom of Religion” Bill. The Bill will be tabled in the upcoming Monsoon Session of the Legislative Assembly which begins on 8th August 2017. The Bill is to come into force from its date of issuance.
Bengaluru tailor switched faiths in bid to leave India
A radical Islamist, who turned an atheist, and later a Christian, to escape the attention of law enforcement agencies — this is the story of Abid Khan alias Paul, who is now in the custody of the National Investigation Agency for “furthering the illegal activities of the Islamic State in India and Sri Lanka”.
The interrogation report of the 24-year-old Bengaluru resident reveals a bizarre tale of how a small-time tailor engaged with a closed group of Islamists before ending up in a seminary attached to a church. Before he took an interest in the activities of the IS, Khan was an active member of Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HuT), a closed Islamic fundamentalist group run by South Asians living in the U.K, with a large following in Pakistan and Bangladesh, but unheard of in India.
The ABVP activists, who had protested at the college till 12.30 am on Saturday, continued the protests on Sunday . Global Council of Indian Christians(GCIC) condemns attempts by hindutva radicals extraconstitutional acts of violence against Christian Institution
BENGALURU: Following Saturday’s incident where anti-India and anti-Indian Army slogans were shouted during an event at United Theological College on Millers Road, more than 50 activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) protested in front of the college on Sunday. As they tried to barge into the college, around 30 activists were detained and released by the police. The ABVP activists, who had protested at the college till 12.30 am on Saturday, continued the protests on Sunday noon. They demanded the immediate arrest of those who raised anti-India slogans during the event – ‘Broken Families’ – organised by the Amnesty International India.The activists, who painted the college name board black, tried to storm into the college around 2 pm, shouting slogans against the organisers, participants and college authorities.