Karnataka

Karntaka witness Over 222 communal attacks Past three years-Ministry of Home Affairs

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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.

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200 Rama Sene Activists Threaten and Intimidate Sunday Worshippers in Belgaum, Karnataka


Belgaum, Karnataka: 23-10-2013 – The New Life Fellowship Church in Belgaum is in existence for the last 25 years and the church has a membership of about 200 believers. Pastor K.J. Cherian (60), is in charge of the church which has been regularly holding its Sunday worship services at the Methodist Church Campus near the City Civil Court in Belgaum. As they found it a bit difficult to accommodate all the believers who came for the worship services on Sundays, they decided to hold the Sunday Services in a bigger place.

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Karnataka: no end to violence against Christians

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Karnataka: no end to violence against Christians
by Nirmala Carvalho
The president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) appeals to the state's chief minister, asking protection for minorities. Over the past four months, Hindu extremists have carried out 21 anti-Christian attacks. In the latest case, a Protestant clergyman suffered a heart attack after he was beaten by fundamentalists and arrested by police.

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Christian Leader: On the day of nonviolence, India betrays the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi

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by Nirmala Carvalho
Today the whole world celebrates the day for non-violence, established by the U.N. in honor of the birth of the country's spiritual leader. In India it is a national holiday, but many religious attacks betray the constitutional principles on which the nation was founded. In Karnataka, new cases of anti-Christian violence are worrying. Sajan George: "Gandhi believed in a free India based on religious pluralism".

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