Posts Tagged ‘ Hindus ’

For the sake of Christians in the Middle East, a papal wake-up call

Oct 6th, 2015 | By

By George J. Marlin, chairman of Aid to the Church in Need U.S.A: ON THE EVE of Pope Francis’ visit to the US, there were two significant developments with regard to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East: Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, Nevada Republican, and Anna G. Eshoo, California Democrat, introduced a Congressional resolution denouncing

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Nepal Rocked By Church Bombings Amid Concerns Over Constitution

Sep 23rd, 2015 | By

Nepal was the only official Hindu state in the world until 2006, when Parliament declared the nation to be a secular republic. The Constituent Assembly is currently drafting the new constitution, incorporating human rights essential for a fully democratic state. That framing of the constitution is governed by Nepal’s Treaties Act of 1991, which requires the nation’s laws to conform to international treaties it signed and ratified.



The (Non)Free Exercise of Religion

Aug 14th, 2015 | By

Pakistan must break the vicious cycles of impunity and lawlessness by arresting, prosecuting, and jailing all perpetrators of violence against religious communities and their advocates. It must hold police officers accountable for turning a blind eye to attacks or refusing to file police reports when the victims are members of religious minorities



Radical Hindus Attack Christians Singing Christmas Carols

Dec 30th, 2014 | By

About 30 people assaulted the Pastor and the faithful of a Pentecostal community, including women and children, with sticks and clubs. The fundamentalists accuse the Christians of promising money to convert tribal people in the area. Police deny the allegations: “No forced conversion in the area, the Christians are innocent.”



Christians Beaten, Jailed In Hindu Extremist Attack In Maharashtra, India

Nov 14th, 2014 | By

Four Christians in Maharashtra state, one 70 years old, were released on bail today after more than two weeks in jail, accused of “rioting” when Hindu extremists beat them and damaged two of their homes.

The incident in Kamseth village, Nasik District in western India began on Oct. 28 when the Hindu extremists told Christians to remit 300 rupees (US$5) for the celebration of the Hindu festival of lights, or Diwali. The Christians submitted half the amount, which the Hindus later angrily returned to them, area church leader Prem Barnabas told Morning Star News.



Indian Villages Outlaw Christian Practices

Jul 22nd, 2014 | By

Several villages in central India have outlawed the open practice of Christianity – a move of questionable legality yet one that worries church leaders who say it already has encouraged anti-Christian violence.

“The situation is becoming worse. The anti-Christian propaganda is becoming stronger,” Arun Pannalal, president of Chhattisgarh Christian Forum, told World Watch Monitor on July 15. Chhattisgarh is one of India’s 29 states, in the heart of the country.



Christians Under Attack From Radical Hindus

Mar 5th, 2014 | By

Church leaders in India expressed alarm Tuesday, March 4, over “a dramatic increase” in attacks on Christians in the state of Andhra Pradesh, where in recent weeks one pastor has been murdered, others beaten, and churches demolished.



Pakistani Textbooks Preach Jihad And Hatred Of Christians & Hindus

Oct 22nd, 2013 | By

In Pakistan, where Islamist groups are launching regular attacks against non-Muslim Pakistanis like Christians and Hindus as well as some sects of Muslims such as Shi’ites and Ahmadi Muslims, whom they do not consider to be real Muslims, the official and unofficial media, government leaders and religious scholars have legitimized hate against religious minorities, with the term “minority” itself having come to be seen in a pejorative context.