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India Briefs: Recent Incidents Of Persecution

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Hindu extremists have continued carrying out attacks against Christians in India. The radicals are aided by Indian police who routinely arrest Christians victims of persecution instead of the perpetrators.

Site of Hindu Attacks on Christians Sees Conversions

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Many of those who persecuted Christians in India are themselves becoming Christians. 

2011 Saw 1,000 Anti-Christian Violence Cases Across India

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

India is known as the largest democracy in the world but it is one of the world's top Christian persecution countries as well. Indian officials as well as Hindu radicals are responsible for carrying out anti-Christian attacks. 

India: No Justice For Christians Raped And Murdered

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

"The saddest thing in Orissa today is the lack of dispensation of justice, especially in the courts, where not a single person was previously convicted of murder, especially because the witnesses were forced to remain silent and the police presented little evidence, after shoddy investigation."

Christian Activist Killed In India

Monday, December 19th, 2011

The Christian activist,Rabindra Kumar Parichha, was killed in Orissa following threats by Hindu radicals. In 2008, Hindu radicals killed more than 100 Christians in Orissa. The state of Orissa has continued to be a scence of violence against Christians.

Christians Killed Because “India Is For Hindus”

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

"There is no place for Christians. If Christians don't become Hindus, they have to go. We don't care where they go. They must leave Orissa.”

Top Gov’t Officials: Hindu Attacks Of Orissa Christians Pre-Planned

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Two top officials say that the 2008 anti-Christian attacks in Orissa were pre-planned. Hindu radicals killed over 100 Christians in the attacks. More than 55,000 Christians were forced to leave their homes.

Orissa: Hindu Extremists Plant A Flag On The Rubble Of A Church Under Reconstruction

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

The place of worship was destroyed in 2008, during the pogrom against Christians in Orissa, India. During the violence Hindu radicals killed 100 Christians forced more than 55,000 Christians to leave their homes.

Christian Leaders Ask India To Protect Christian Victims Of Persecution

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Christians in India, particularly in places such as Orissa, continue facing persecution. Christians leaders are asking the Indian government to protect the victims of persecution.

India Briefs: Recent Incidents of Persecution

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Persecution of Christians has continued over different parts of India.India prides itself as "the world's largest democracy" but Christians face persecution at the hands of radical Hindus and the police.

Orissa: Violence Against Christians Continues

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

A Christian organization draws up a long list of injustices committed against Christians in Orissa. Orissa was the scene of violent attacks against Christians in India in 2008. During that attack, Hindu radicals killed more than 100 Christians and forced more than 55,000 to leave their homes. 

India: High Court Seeks Review of Orissa Government’s Response to Persecution of Christians

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Indian government has failed to respond to the plight of Christians in Orissa following the 2008 violence. The violence resulted in the killing of 100 Christians and displacement of over 50,000.

Indian Christians Mark Martyrs Day With Prayer, Blood Donation

Monday, August 29th, 2011

"It is the third year that we are commemorating the heroic sacrifice of those Christians who died for their faith. The month of August will always be recorded in history for the sacrifice of the numberless Christians in Kandhamal."

Orissa Christians Observe Anniversary of Massacre by Hindu Radicals

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

“Despite the suffering and the tragedy of 2008, we harbor no hatred or revenge.”

Christians Fear Violence By Hindu Radicals In Orissa

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

The fundamentalists plan to celebrate “Protecting the Faith” day to commemorate Swami Laksamananda Saraswati, who was killed by Maoists. His murder unleashed a wave of violence against Christians, who were innocent of the crime. John Dayal, secretary general of the All India Christian Council, calls for the most stringent of measures to prevent violence.

German Gov’t Officials Visit Persecuted Christians In India

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

The officials visited Orissa, a scene of anit-Christian violence two years ago. During the violence, 100 Christians were killed and over 55,000 were forced to flee from their homes. According to an official from Germany In Orissa, “Christians still live in fear.”

India’s Christians Fear Fresh Violence Three Years After Massacre

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Three Years ago, Hindu radicals killed 100 Christians and forced 55,000 to leave their homes in Kandhamal district of Orissa. The risk of violence against Christians in Kandhamal still remains.

An Appeal to Celebrate Indian Christian Martyrs Day

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

“The great sacrifice done by the Christians of Orissa has to be remembered by the people of India. We will commemorate 25th August as Indian Christian Martyrs Da

Christian Leader: Indian Police “Complicit” In The Death Of A Pastor

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

For the police it was "accidental death". Sajan K George, National President of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), demands a comprehensive report on what happened and asks the court to transfer the investigation elsewhere.

Another Pastor Murdered In India

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Pastor Michael Nayak was found dead in Kandhamal district of Orissa. His family believes that he was killed due to his faith. Christians have been facing persecution from radical Hindus in Orissa.

Indian Christian Children Still Suffering From The Impact of The 2008 Orissa Violence

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Hindu radicals killed 100 Christians and forced 55,000 Christians to leave their homes in 2008 anti-Christian violence in the Kandhamal district of Orissa, India. Christian children are still suffering from the effects of the 2008 violence.

Hindu Radical Kills A Christian Leader Who Testified About Anti-Christian Violence

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Michael Digal, a Christian leader and activist, was killed by a Hindu radical after testifying about the 2008 Orissa violence by Hindu radicals. Hindu radicals killed 100 Christians and forced 55,000 Christians to leave their homes in the 2008 violence in the Indian state of Orissa.

In a Parody of Justice, Accused in Kandhamal Pogrom Get Imprisonment and Fines

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

“It is a case of murder and homes set on fire. We expected life in prison or the death penalty.”

Archbishop in Orissa “Persecution Exists, but the Faith of Christians is Growing.”

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Orissa: False Accusations of Conversion to Oppress Tribals.

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Dozens of tribals arrested on false charges of trying to convert Hindu villagers. Members of the upper castes and the Hindu radicals are trying to block the battle against the caste system

Thirteen Attackers of Christians Sentenced to Five Years in Prison in India

Friday, May 20th, 2011

The court found the thirteen guilty of rioting, arson and torching of houses during the 2008 violence in Orissa, India. During the attacks in 2008, Hindu radicals killed over 100 Christians and forced over 55,000 Christians to leave their homes.

Christian Girl Raped and Killed in Kandhamal Orissa by Suspected Hindu Radicals

Monday, May 16th, 2011

The Global Council of Indian Christians appealed to the Chief Minister of the State of Orissa over Christians fears of an ongoing series of serial murders against Christians. The girl's father name’s possible murderer, so far without success.

Two Granted Bail In Nun Rape Case

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Bisi Majhi and Jatia Bisoi were accused of taking part in the rape of a nun during the 2008 violence against Christians in Kandhmal district of  Orissa, India. During the violence Hindu radicals killed 100 Christians and forced more than 55,000 Christians to leave their homes.

Orissa Pogroms: Police Clear Christians From The Death Of Hindu Religious Leader

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Maoists killed Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati in August 2008, this according to the findings of a police probe that led to charges filed against 14 members of an ultra-leftist group. The assassination, which Hindu radicals blamed on Christians, unleashed a wave of violence that killed at least 100 Christians and left tens of thousands homeless, with hundreds of churches vandalised or destroyed.

Delegation Meets Indian Government Officials To Discuss About The Persecution of Christians

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

The delegation talked to the president and the vice president of India about the widespread persecution of Christians by Hindu radicals. Christians don't get protection from the police. 

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