The Annual Report of USCIRF, May 2011 (Covering April 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011), has for the third consecutive year placed India on its Watch List along with Afghanistan, Belarus, Cuba, Indonesia, Laos, Russia, Somalia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Venezuela.
Police on 4th May arrested believer Shivraj Marawi of Shirpani village, Dindori, Madhya Pradesh after he complained to the Sarpanch of social boycott.
Shivraj Marawi a member of Rays of Joy Church was denied water supply for building construction of his house. The villagers also objected to the construction.
Shivraj Marawi complained to the Sarpanch of the harrasment, police instead arrested Marawi and charged him under section 151 of the CrP.C.
With GCIC intervention, he was releaed on bail on 6th May.
Karnataka Governor H. R. Bhardwaj has expressed serious concern over the impression among Christians that the Somasekhara Commission has not done justice to them.Speaking to reporters in Bangalore on Feb. 6, the governor said such developments have disturbed him.
Meanwhile, the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) has appealed to the governor to grant permission to start legal proceedings against Somasekhara for perjury and defamation.
Posted: Jan 29, 2011 at 0207 hrs IST
New Delhi Not just Muslims, Lt Colonel Prasad Srikant Purohit and his Abhinav Bharat also targeted Christians in several locations including Kandhamal in Orissa, North Karnataka, Pune, Jabalpur and Bhopal. And that Malegaon blast accused and Purohit’s key aide Sameer Kulkarni was allegedly behind the killing of two Christians in Orissa in August 2008.
This revelation comes in the Military Intelligence (MI) report of the Army based on the interrogation of Purohit, himself one of the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast and a key link in the Hindu extremist network.