In May, this year, the NIA trial court in Kochi had sentenced 10 accused persons to eight years of imprisonment and three others to two years of imprisonment.The convicts, all belonging to Popular Front of India, cut off T J Joseph’s hand in 2010 for allegedly insulting Mohamed .The convicts, all belonging to Popular Front of India, cut off T J Joseph’s hand in 2010 for allegedly insulting the Prophet.
the outcastes, the weakest of the company, are lured by the benefits that are attributed to become Hindu, Sikh or Buddhist. The VHP (fundamentalist party) organizes this conversion for almost a year. Sajan George, "It's against the constitution to ensure benefits to all except the Christians."
by Nirmala Carvalho
Those detained are apparently affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamesevak Sangh, a Hindu extremist paramilitary group. The Global Council of Indian Christians praises the authorities’ swift action.
Mumbai (AsiaNews) – Police in Kerala arrested five people in connection with an attack against a Christian prayer group in Attingal.
According to law enforcement sources, the five could be members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu radical paramilitary group. Police, which is still looking for their accomplices, filed complaints against 20 people.
A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Kochi on Friday sentenced 10 persons to eight years in jail for chopping off the right palm of a college professor for preparing a question paper that allegedly contained blasphemous references against Prophet Mohammed.
Last week, the court had found 13 people guilty in the case. Three other accused would be getting a 2-year jail term. Besides jail, the accused would also have to pay a fine of Rs 8 lakh to the teacher.
Besides attempt to murder, conspiracy and sedition charges were also slapped against the accused.
Though the NIA had sought life term for all accused, the court rejected its contention. The NIA prosecutor said he is not happy with the verdict and will appeal to a higher court.