Justice for past incidents of sectarian violence targeting Muslim,
Christians and Sikhs has not been achieved fully. Anti-conversion
laws adopted in some states have led to higher incidents of
intimidation, harassment and violence against religious minority
communities, particularly Christians and Muslims. In addition,
rape has become a common feature of communal violence.INDIA
Christian leader tells Hindu fundamentalists that the constitution guarantees conversions
by Nirmala Carvalho
The head of the Hindu ultra-nationalist group Rashtriya Sawayamsevak Sangh (RSS) states that "Hinduism does not accept conversions" because "they are not necessary." Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) president differentiates Hinduism from the Hindutva ideology in whose name the RSS engages in violence against India's religious minorities.
Sr. Mary of the Sacred Heart JMJ, known as Dr. Mary Glowrey, was born in Victoria, Australia in 1887of devoted catholic parents of Irish descent, the third of nine children.She excelled in academic pursuits and through inspiration in prayer and at her father’s behest she took up medicine. On completing her MD in 1919, and as an ENT specialist with her rich and varied experiences in the medical field, she opted to be a missionary.While working in St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, she chanced to glance through a pamphlet and was moved by the appalling death rate of babies fundamentally changed the direction of her life. The distress of mothers and babies in India made her respond to the call.Mary, describing this moment many years later, said: ‘It brought me face to face with Christ. My life’s work lay clear before me now. It was to be medical mission work in India.’
New Delhi, Jan 4, 2013, (:
There can be no basis to distinguish between rural and urban India when it comes to crimes against women, union Home Secretary R.K. Singh said Friday following RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's remark that "westernisation" in Indian cities was the reason behind increasing cases of rape.