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”.
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”.
by Vanessa Garcia Rodriguez | 17 April, 2015
Share on FacebookShare on Twitter
British Pakistani Christian Association
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.
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.