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Karnataka,Indian state Christians accused of forced conversions

28/08/2017 INDIA
Karnataka, Pentecostal Christian accused of forced conversions.Dorairaj is 63 and resides in the village of Kollamogru-Kalmakaru. A group of about 20 people surrounded and searched. The Christian had already been indicted in the past. Perhaps it is targeted by the Hindus because it is a convert.

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India's Hindu Radical go on the offensive, calling for a stop to conversions to Christianity and Islam

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by Nirmala Carvalho
On the 50th anniversary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), an extremist leader calls for Christians and Muslims to return to Hinduism. For the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), such statements are "absolutely illegal" and "feed suspicion and mistrust" towards minorities. By contrast, the Indian Constitution guarantees freedom of religion.

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The Dalai Lama says no to conversions. Card Gracias: Changing religion is a right

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by Nirmala Carvalho
The Tibetan leader warns against proselytism, the problems that arise between different religious communities and recommends no conversions. The murder of missionary Graham Staines and massacres in Orissa and Karnataka taken as an example of negative fruits of conversions. Jesuit priest: Graham Staines was not proselytizing; Orissa in the fight against Dalits has social roots. Cardinal Gracias freedom to preach, propagate the faith and convert is guaranteed by the Indian Constitution. You can not compromise a principle so fundamental out of fear or for convenience.

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Kashmir: Minister criticised for saying "conversions are unconstitutional"

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by Nirmala Carvalho
Farooq Abdullah, the current Minister of Renewable Energy, has supported the verdict of expulsion against Christian missionaries, issued by an Islamic court of Kashmir. The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) has sent an official letter to the Prime Minister to request his removal from the government cabinet.

Srinagar (AsiaNews) - The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) asked the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to expel Farooq Abdullah (pictured), current Minister of Renewable Energy, from the Council of ministers for "anti-constitutional statements." Presented yesterday, the official letter refers to the ambiguous statements made by the Minister to journalists. Commenting on the verdict of expulsion decreed by an Islamic court against five Christian missionaries in Kashmir, Abdullah said: "The promotion of activities of conversion is unconstitutional. We must respect the other's religion. " According to the GCIC, such statements are "a disgrace to the entire government" and "humiliation for the country."

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