Letter from a Persecuted Pastor in Karnataka

In respect of the above subject, we wish to state that we belong to the Gowda Community and are born and brought up in this village and have been living with our two daughters.
We, as a family, have been living peacefully with our relatives and the community. But of late we have been subjected to untold misery and suffering because of continuous ill-treatment and threats to our lives on account of change of our religion. We have accepted the Christian way of life guided by our own will and conscience, and have been living peacefully in our village. We have been living in good relationship with our neighbours and the society as a whole. Also, we have been respecting and supporting them as much as we could, whenever the need arose.


Karnataka, Hindu radicals against Catholic school: Do not "Christianize" the uniform


Karnataka, Hindu radicals against Catholic school: Do not "Christianize" the uniform
Fomented by ultra-nationalist militants, some parents protest against the Mariambika English School. The new uniforms feature the institution's logo: a depiction of Mary, whose name in the local dialect is also the name of the school. Christian leader: "shameful accusations, the school will welcome students of all religions because of the quality of education it imparts."


Four Christian arrested in Pulittadi,Karnataka

Karnataka: four Christian’s arrested, later released, on charges of forced conversions
by Nirmala Carvalho
The women had visited a family of another religion. Some villagers called the police, claiming they had seen them "put pressure, laying siege to the house." The President of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "The Hindu nationalist forces want to spread a feeling of suspicion towards Christians."


Tribal students suffer discrimination and stigmatized in Karnataka Schools,

Bangalore ,April 04, 2014,

Young members of the de-notified, nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes in Karnataka State studying in government schools face a great deal of discrimination perpetuated by their own teachers, a study has found.
The study titled, “Exclusion and Discrimination of De-notified Tribes – A Study of Karnataka”, was conducted by the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP), National Law School of India University (NLSIU).