Christian Persecution

Hunsur Christian Persecution, another Kandhamal in the Making in Karnataka?

By a staff reporter
First Pakshirajapura, Hunsur, Mysore: 30-06-2013 – Hunsur, a small town on the way to Mercara from Mysore, the headquarters of Hunsur Taluk in Mysore District of Karnataka, has been witnessing a spate of protest rallies during the last few weeks. The rallies were organized by the Hindu fundamentalist outfits and the persecuted Christians on allegations and counter allegations of atrocities and alleged forcible conversion of Hindus to Christianity. The first rally was on the 15th of May and the second was on the 6th of June. A large number of people drawn from different parts of the Mysore District as well as the neighbouring districts also supposed to have participated in the two rallies. Apart from the rallies, press conferences, a number of group level meetings were also supposed to have been held in different places to get the people worked up against each other. There is a genuine fear among some Christians that people with vested interests would stop at nothing and that there is every likelihood of planned attacks on the lines that took place in 2008 in Kandhamal, Orissa, Mangalore and other parts in Karnataka, if the government fails to take necessary measures in the matter.


False Complaint by Mullahs in Srinagar, Rejected

Srinagar-India: The mullahs of Srinagar in Kashmir lodged a police complaint saying that many foreign visitors come to the Agape Home and try to convert children to Christianity in Shivapura area of Srinagar. The local newspapers also printed this false story the next day. But after proper investigation, the police have rejected the complaint by the mullahs. A case was also filed against the mullahs by the victims. Every child’s parents and relatives, including friends, had come to the police station to make statements, demonstrating strong support towards the Christians and the good work which is being done at Agape Children’s Home. The situation was indeed very traumatic, especially for the kids, but now everyone is fine.


Muslim Persecution of Christians: October 2012

December 10, 2012 By Raymond Ibrahim

Reports of Christian persecution by Muslims around the world during the month of October include (but are not limited to) the following accounts. They are listed by form of persecution, and in country alphabetical order, not necessarily according to severity:
Church Attacks
Canada: Just as happens regularly in Egypt (see below), a Molotov cocktail was hurled through the window of a newly opened Coptic church near Toronto. Unlike in Egypt, however, firefighters came quickly and little damage was done: “Police have no suspects or motive in the incident.”


Karnataka: Jesuits and schools targeted by Hindu nationalists

by Nirmala Carvalho
Three attacks since 2011 at St. Joseph's PU College, Anekal. The religious are accused of not having displayed the national flag on Republic Day, but the president has always denied this. Silence of police and authorities. Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "Their aim is to terrorize the Christian community."