Karnataka

Catholic prayer hall vandalised in Karnataka

Mangalore, February 25, 2015: A Catholic prayer hall on the outskirts of Karnataka’s coastal city of Mangaluru was vandalised by stone-throwing miscreants, police said Wednesday. A state minister said some anti-social elements were trying to “create insecurity and panic in society”.
“The incident seems to have occurred late Tuesday or in the early hours of Wednesday, resulting in the St. Josep Vaz prayer hall’s window panes being damaged. It is a case of mischief,” Mangaluru police commissioner S. Mururgan told IANS here, about 350 km from Bengaluru.
A case has been registered against unidentified persons on a complaint filed by the parish priest.

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Hindu Fundamentalists Attack Innocent Christians in Shimoga, Karnataka

Shimoga, Karnataka: 05-11-2014 - Believers Basavaraj, Damanappa and Girijamma were attacked by a group of Hindu fundamentalists led by Palakshappa, Shekarappa, Venkatesh, Ravi and Yellappa on Monday, 27th October at 7.30 p.m. when they were participating in their daily evening prayers. The culprits broke open the door and forced themselves into the house and also destroyed household articles and Christian literature including the bibles in addition to physical attacking them.

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Karnataka's state government rejects (false) report on 2008 attacks on churches

Karnataka's state government rejects (false) report on 2008 attacks on churches
by Nirmala Carvalho
The report by Judge BK Somasekhar exonerated Hindu radicals, despite overwhelming evidence and testimonies against them. For Christian leader, it "is good news, which we hope will soon bring justice and reparations to the victims". During their attacks, fundamentalists destroyed more than 20 churches and Christian places of worship

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Cabinet rejects Somasekhara Commission report on church attacks in Karnataka

The State Cabinet on Thursday rejected the Justice B.K. Somasekhara Commission of Inquiry’s report into the 2008 church attacks in the State, which had exonerated the Hindutva organisations, after referring to their involvement in its interim report.

The report had also given a clean chit to the then Bharatiya Janata Party government.

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