Madhya Pradesh: Government bans Christian gathering on "law and order" concerns

Madhya Pradesh: Government bans Christian gathering on "law and order" concerns
by Nirmala Carvalho
According to the district authorities, the turnout for the event organised by the Pentecostal community was excessive. Pentecostals "are free to hold small prayer meetings in the local church,” district official said, “but no permit will be granted for large-scale services will be granted.” For the Global Council of Indian Christians, this is an excuse since radical Hindus attack Christians even “at home”.


Pakistani teen who died a Christian martyr is mourned by thousands

by Vanessa Garcia Rodriguez | 17 April, 2015
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Nauman Masih, died in the hospital Wednesday morning after being set on fire by two masked motorcyclists for his Christian faith.
LAHORE, Pakistan (Christian Examiner) -- As many as 2,000 people including several prominent Christian leaders from the region attended the April 15 funeral of a teenage boy who died a martyr earlier the same day, less than a week after he was reportedly set on fire because of his Christian faith.

Nauman Masih initially was expected to make a full recovery from burns that covered over 50 percent of his body, but the youth took a turn for the worst following plastic surgery to heal his wounds, Christian Today reported. Before his death, Nauman told authorities he was attacked by two young men who approached him April 10, asking about his religion, according to the British Pakistani Christian Association, an advocacy group for Pakistani Christians. Reports from several news sources vary Masih's age between 13 and 15 years-old.


Chief Justice of India allege to follow Radical Hindu agenda and Insults Indian Christians

Judge Kurien Joseph declines to attend judges meet New Delhi: A sitting judge of the Supreme Court Kurien Joseph has said that he will not attend the chief justices' conference convened by the Chief justice of India on the Good Friday day. Kurien Joseph shot off a letter to the chief justice stating his non-participation as he would like to spend the day with his family members in Kerala for religious ceremonies. The institution is bigger than individuals, replied CJI H L Datta.


Harassment of Christian schools continues in central India

Jagdalpur: Principals of some top Christians schools in Chhattisgarh state have been asked to furnish details about crosses and other religious articles displayed in their institutions.

“This is another case of sheer harassment,” Fr Mathew Kunnel, coordinator of Catholic schools in Jagdalpur diocese, told Matters India on Wednesday.

The Carmelite of Immaculate priest, who is also the principal of Nirmal Vidyalaya Higher Secondary School in Jagdalpur, said the District Education Officer (DEO) of Bastar has asked seven schools in and around the city to respond within seven days.