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Delhi Church vandalised by scooter born

14th Jan
Two people came on a scooter around 4.20 a.m. One of them entered the church's premises and smashed a glass window. He also threw the statue of Mother Mary on the floor," Assistant Father Balraj of Our Lady of Graces Church in Vikaspuri area .
The incident was captured on a CCTV camera installed inside the church. Police said they were collecting the footage and to identify the attackers.

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Gita as national scripture akin to tinkering with loom of republic’-Gandhi

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s proposal to have the Bhagwat Gita declared a national scripture is akin to “tinkering with the loom of India’s republic”, said former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi.
``...I recall an incident in which Professor Amartya Sen when asked, said his favourite book is the absence of one. A favourite book means a favoured book. Only dictatorships have favoured books. A country which is in the process of making a holy book as the national book, is tinkering with the loom of India’s diverse republic,” he said.

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Religious freedom is central to the dialogue between Washington and New Delhi

http://www.asianews.it/notizie-it/Leader-cristiano:-La-libert%C3%A0-reli...
Christian leader: religious freedom is central to the dialogue between Washington and New Delhi
by Nirmala Carvalho
The president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) backs a bipartisan US resolution concerning relations between the two countries. The United States is "concerned" about the violations of freedom of religion. India's political parties and religious organisations must "publicly oppose the exploitation of religious differences and denounce harassment and violence against religious minorities, especially in the run-up to India's general elections in 2014."

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