by Nirmala Carvalho
Over the past three months, Hindu extremist groups have carried out at least 15 attacks against the state's Protestant communities. According to Christian leader Sajan George, this is part of an "ominous plan by ultra-nationalist forces to discredit the Congress-led Karnataka administration" and win back power.
Ganadala, Raichur, Karnataka: 09-09-2013 – Supritha is a 17 year old Dalit Christian girl living with her mother, Manikkamma (54), and her elder brother Jayapal, in a small hut in Ganadala Village, Raichur Taluk of Raichur District. Her father, Doddanarasappa died a few years ago. They belong to the most backward Scheduled Caste Madiga sub-caste among the dalits, and eke out their living as coolies, daily labourers, working in the nearby fields on daily wages.
Honnavar, Uttara Kannada Dt. Karnataka: 07-09-2013 – St. Thomas Church at Honnavar in the coastal district of Uttara Kannada in Karnataka is one of the oldest churches of Mar Thomaites involved in the service of the society doing a lot of good work for the amelioration of the suffering by people regardless of their religious background. Besides running a Kannada medium school, the St.
Maharajahatti Village, Jagalur Taluk, Davanagere District, Karnataka: 07-09-2013 - Pastor Kotresh is in charge of a House Church called “Yesu Preetisuthaane Church” at Chittakkanahally, Kudalgi Taluk in Bellary District of Karnataka. He regularly visits about 200 small villages in the two districts of Bellary and Davanagere carrying the good news of Christ to these villagers. He teaches them the purpose of our life on earth, to follow the principles of morality in our behavior and also to be good citizens. On Thursday, 22nd August 2013, he had organized a prayer meeting in the house of Venkatesh, a believer, in Maharajahatti village in jagalur Taluk of Davanagere District, at 6 pm. About 40 believers were attending the meeting.