Karnataka, Christmas sees return of Hindu fundamentalist persecution
Two women were arrested for distributing leaflets about Christianity . A mob of extremists threaten to launch a mass protest , to punish "those who practice conversions”. President of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC ), tells AsiaNews: "A shameful attack, as planned nationalist forces step up pressure on Christians at Christmas".
Ayesha Bano's house near Mangalore
November 12, 2013
Ayesha Bano who is alleged to have run the hawala racket for her handlers in Pakistan goes by the alias Pakistan Boss. Separated from her husband a couple of years back, Ayesha according to the investigations into the Patna blasts operated money to the tune of Rs 1 crore through 35 bank accounts.
Ayesha is originally a resident of Mercara in Coorg district Karnataka. A Hindu by birth she converted to Islam following her marriage. She has three children and was residing at a small house in Panjimogeru which is around 6 kilomtres away from Mangalore.
Karnataka, Christians most affected in surge in ethnic and religious violence.
by Nirmala Carvalho
A report by the Ministry of Internal Affairs says that in the last three years there have been 222 episodes. The figure makes Karnataka the worst of the Southern States, and the fourth in whole country . President of the Global Council of Indian Christians ( GCIC ) : "At least 150 cases involving Christians. Police connivance grave". Most of the crime is concentrated in rural areas.
With 222 incidents of communal violence over the past three years, Karnataka is fourth in India and tops in south India.
BANGALORE: Karnataka's image of a peace-loving state has taken a beating because of a series of church attacks and other communal incidents in the recent past. Statistics with the ministry of home affairs (MHA) seem to validate that.