The State government transferred the land to the BDA despite stiff opposition from the Legislative Standing Committee for SC and ST Welfare. The committee had recommended that the entire land should continue to be in the possession of the Social Welfare Department so that it could take up future expansion of the colony, besides providing better facilities to the destitutes.
GCIC anquished over the death of 26 beggars in the Beggars Rehabilitation Centre within a span of last four days in Karnataka
As the Whole World readies for the Birth Centenary of Mother Teresa known as the Saint of the Gutters, the death of these 26 beggars in the State run Beggars Relief Centre is a cause for concern and investigations.
Prahlad Remani, a state lawmaker with the Bharatiya Janata Party, made the statement at Independence Day celebrations. For the Global Council of Indian Christians, “the tally of anti-Christian incidents has topped 200” since the BJP came to power in 2008. The latest occurred on 15 August, when two Protestant clergymen were attacked by Hindu extremists and detained by police.