10th August 2010 to observe as “Black Day” for Dalit Christians

Commission for Scheduled Castes/Tribes & Backward Classes
CBCI Centre,1 Ashok Place, Gole Dakkhana, New Delhi110 001
Phones: (011)2336 2669 (011)2334 4470 Fax: (011)2336 4615, 2336 2669,

Chairperson: Most. Rev. Marampudi Joji, Archbishop of Hyderabad
Member Bishops: Most Rev. Charles Soreng SJ, Bishop of Hazaribag, (Committee for Tribal Affairs)
Most Rev. A. Neethinathan, Bishop of ChinglepetExecutive Secretary: Fr. G. Cosmon Arokiaraj


Law panel opens conversion debate

New Delhi: A person changing religion should be required to undergo certain legal procedures to avoid any controversy regarding his or her faith, the Law Commission has said. Currently, a person is free to convert to any religion but there are no legal requirements to be fulfilled. Absence of legal proof of
conversion often leads to controversies and court battles over a convert’s religious status, particularly in marriages.


Christians attacked in Madhya Pradesh

Balaghat-Madhya Pradesh
This incidence took place in a place called Balaghat Village Sususwa on the 20.07.2010 , 30 kilometers from the Balaghat Railway Station.
Evangelist Mahendra Kharole( 20) and Munshi Prasad Bahe 30 years old went to pray for a family in Sususwa Village ,as they were coming back after the prayers, around 11:30 p.m 6 people on 2 bikes came and stopped their bicycle .

Restoration of Human Rights in Burma(Myanmar)-GCIC appeal to the Prime Minister

The civil society groups in India reaffirm our concerns about the upcoming elections in Burma and declare our support to the people of Burma’s struggle for restoration of human rights, peace and democracy in their country.
We are deeply disturbed about the official visit of General Than Shwe to India as he does not represent the 50 million peoples of Burma, but instead represents only the military regime that has been culpable in mass atrocities and many systematic international crimes. He is also solely responsible for attempting to assassinate Daw Aung , the Jawaharlal Nehru Award-winner for International Understanding and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, in what has become known as the 2003 Depayin Massacre.