Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Churches burnt on Christmas

... the persecution of the church in India continues.

The incident in Kanwant (see below), where priests and nuns were brutally attacked, is finally getting some coverage in the local media. In today's Indian Express, there's a front page story, about those attacked being arrested by the police for violating some rules about assembly of large groups!

And at the other end of the country, in the eastern state of Orissa, apparently half a dozen churches were torched by mobs (allegedly lead by the radical right-wing VHP) on Christmas day. The incident, which was reported very briefly last night on NDTV, is now making international headlines. (The Telegraph [Calcutta], BBC]


Asia News: More than 500 cases of anti-Christian violence in under two years.

"Conversion." It seems one can invoke that word like some kind of magic talisman, and it can justify any kind of behavior against Christians.

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