Bishops with chief minister of Utter Pradesh-India
Lucknow: The Catholic bishops of Uttar Pradesh on April 21 called on Yogi Adiyanath, the new chief minister of the northern Indian state.“It was primarily a courtesy visit,” Father Donald de Souza, spokesperson of Lucknow diocese, informed.Yogi Adityanath, a Hindu ascetic, became chief minister of India’s most populous state on March 19 after the Bharatiya Janatya Party won the state assembly elections.
By Siddhant Mohan, Twocircles.net
Details emerging from the disruption of Church services at Maharajganj on Friday by Hindu Yuva Vahini are pointing to provocation, intimidation, and insult of the Church’s priests and the followers at the hands of the right-wing extremist organisation, even as the police deny any such charges..On Friday, a group of around 150 catholic individuals, including 9 people from the US, were detained and questioned after members of Hindu Yuva Vahini accused them of carrying of religious conversion of attendees.
Maharajganj: Members of a Hindu extremist organization, on April 7 stopped a religious meeting in a church in Maharajganj district of Uttar Pradesh, northern India.
The local police allegedly aided the Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV, Hindu youth army) led by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in attacking Christians. The program was attended by 11 Americans, reports twocircles.net.