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.
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
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.
by Nirmala Carvalho
The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) warns the phenomenon is spreading in Karnataka. The Hindu radicals are asking the government (close to them) to impose a ban on the slaughter of cattle throughout the country.
Mumbai (AsiaNews) - "The increasing attacks against transporters of cattle in Karnataka by Hindu radicals is a problem that must be stopped as soon as possible", Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) denounces to AsiaNews, after the last episode on 2 October in Bantwal.
A group of Sangh Parivar activists followed and chased a truck carrying cows off the road, and attacked the men who were on board. The victims, Basheer and Siddiq, are hospitalized in critical condition in a private hospital in Mangalore.