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Karnataka, the violence on the anniversary of the Sultan of Mysore threaten the Christian community

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Karnataka, the violence on the anniversary of the Sultan of Mysore threaten the Christian community
by Nirmala Carvalho
Today marks the anniversary of the birth of Tipu Sultan, one of the rulers of South Asia. A leader of the Hindu VHP killed during clashes with the agents intervened to divide the Hindus by Muslim activists. The sultan is guilty of violence against Hindus and Christians. Christian activist: "Between two extremist groups taking to the streets, at risk it is the Christian minority."

Orissa, a Pentecostal pastor in prison on false charges of forced conversions

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Orissa, a Pentecostal pastor in prison on false charges of forced conversions
by Nirmala Carvalho
Charged by radical Hindus. In a year and a half he would have "attracted " 300 tribal Munda to Christianity. Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "The rhetoric of forced conversions to incite crimes against Christians." In 1999, Graham Staines and his two sons were killed in the same district.

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Religious belief behind latest killing in south Kashmir?Mohammad Yousuf Bhat (43)

The latest killing of a village head by suspected militants in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday night may be triggered by religious beliefs held by the victim.

The victim identified as Mohammad Yousuf Bhat (43), a resident of Wagum village in Pulwama district, around 30 km south of Srinagar, was shot at when he was on his way to a mosque for special Ramzan prayers called Tarawi around 9:30 pm last night.

"My daughter, who is victim's wife, was accompanying him. At least four persons came and told her they have to talk to him, and took him away," said Wali Mohammad, father-in-law of the victim.

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Madhya Pradesh: Hindu radicals attack three churches

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Madhya Pradesh: Hindu radicals attack three churches
by Nirmala Carvalho
The incidents occurred last night in Indore. The actions were carried out against opposition leader Sonia Gandhi who was supposed to inaugurate a new orphanage run by missionaries. For the Global Council of Indian Christians, “religious freedom is on a downward spiral for Christians”.

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