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India: tens of thousands of Christians to protest persecution

ICC Note

“Anti-Christian attacks by Hindu extremist groups are on the rise: in 2011 there is one attack a day on average.”

04/14/2011 India (Catholic Culture)-Tens of thousands of Christians will take to the streets of Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta, and Bangalore on Good Friday in silent protest of the persecution of Christians in India.

“Anti-Christian attacks by Hindu extremist groups are on the rise: in 2011 there is one attack a day on average,” said lay activist Joseph Dias, head of the Catholic Secular Forum. “Sometimes the attacks are concentrated in some areas, such as Orissa or Karnataka, but we can’t say that any state in India is immune.”

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