Persecution

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.

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Bishop of Delhi: We strongly condemn the blasphemous and hateful burning of our church

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by Nirmala Carvalho
Msgr. Anil Couto underlines the seriousness of the arson attack on a place of worship in the capital of India. President of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "Failure of the central government and the local administration. The authorities must protect the places of worship."

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Religious freedom increasingly at risk in India as new attacks are perpetrated against Christians

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Religious freedom increasingly at risk in India as new attacks are perpetrated against Christians
by Nirmala Carvalho
In Rajasthan, police beat 20 Christians for handing out leaflets. In Madhya Pradesh, a group of rightwing Hindus disrupted a local Pentecostal prayer service. For the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), "India is a secular democracy, not a theocracy."

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Radical Hindus against Mother Teresa, but India rises up: "She is a Saint”.

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(Nirmala Carvalho contributed)

The head of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) paramilitary group has accused the founder of the Missionaries of Charity "of serving the poor in order to convert them." People of all faiths and walks of life condemn the words of the Hindu leader. Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "Mother Teresa often exhorted those who came to her to be good Hindus, Muslims, Christians or Sikhs"

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