20 arrested for assaulting villager over conversion charge

Hindu man was beaten, paraded on donkey after he sought help for son at a Christian hospital.
Posted on February 4, 2016, 8:56 AM

"Why would we engage in conversion? What will we benefit from that?” asked Savita, a Hindu, whose husband was beaten for allegedly converting others. Jalaun:
Police in northern India have arrested 20 people from a hard-line Hindu group for assaulting and parading a young man on a donkey accusing him of trying to convert three people to Christianity.


Christian man detained on "security grounds" even though he did not commit any crimes


by Nirmala Carvalho
In Uttar Pradesh, a radical Hindu group filed a complaint against the Christian man, accusing him of forced conversions. Although there is no evidence of the use of force, the police placed him in a state of preventive detention for 14 days. "This is a serious violation of human rights," said GCIC president Sajan K George

Mumbai (AsiaNews) - Arvind D'Souza was stopped by the police "for reasons of public order," even though he had committed no crime. The incident occurred on 2 January in the district of Amethi, in Uttar Pradesh.


INDIA Uttar Pradesh: Hindu radicals "reconvert" Christians, the church becomes a temple of Shiva

NDIA Uttar Pradesh: Hindu radicals "reconvert" Christians, the church becomes a temple of Shiva
by Nirmala Carvalho
The fundamentalists demolished the cross from the place of worship, celebrated a "sacrifice of purification" within and exhibited a large portrait of Shiva. The tribals were converted to Christianity in 1995 according to, the local Hindu leader: "It is not about conversion. They realized their mistake, they came back and we gave them welcome
." The pain of the card. Gracias, reminiscent of the Christian mission in favor of the marginalized, and the fears of Sajan George: "In the State growing unpunished violence against minorities."


Young Hindu woman raped and forced to convert to Islam

by Nirmala Carvalho
The young woman, 20, managed to escape and file a complaint with police with the help of the family. An imam at a madrassa (Koranic school) where she worked as a part-time teacher was among her attackers. Dr Sajan K George, the National President of Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) tells AsiaNews that the event was "regrettable and alarming."