CHURCH ATTACK

  • WB: Missionary school in Jalpaiguri gets threats from unknown persons, asked to shut down March 25, 2015

    Jalpaiguri: A missionary school in West Bengal has received threat calls and letters from unknown persons asking it to be shut down. The school has been warned that if it is not closed down, it will have to face the consequences. Police have lodged a complaint in the case. The...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 24, 2015

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  • News 360: SC axes Section 66A of IT Act, calls it unconstitutional March 24, 2015

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • Four arrested in Navi Mumbai church attack case: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis March 24, 2015

    Mumbai: A day after assuring that culprits of the Navi Mumbai church attack would be caught at the earliest, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the state Assembly on Tuesday that four persons have been arrested in connection with the incident. Fadnavis on Monday assured that those responsible for the attack...
  • Church attacks: 6 held in Jabalpur, no breakthrough in Maharashtra March 23, 2015

    Jabalpur/Mumbai: Amid widespread outcry over an attack on a cathedral and a church-run school in Jabalpur in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh, police on Monday arrested six people belonging to a right-wing Hindu group but let them off on bail soon, drawing flak from the Christian community. But in neighbouring Maharashtra, also...
  • Maharashtra Minister sparks controversy, says foreign hand behind church attack March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse sparked off a controversy by saying that there could be a foreign hand behind the Church attack. The Opposition also created an uproar in the state Assembly over the issue with the National Congress Party walking out of the Assembly over the issue. On Sunday,...
  • MP: 6 held for vandalising church, manhandling Christians in Jabalpur March 23, 2015

    Jabalpur: The police on Monday arrested six people for allegedly vandalising a church and school premises and manhandling some members of the Christian community. The accused were alleged to be activists of right wing Hindu outfits Dharma Sena. The church authorities claimed that the attackers stormed into a Cathedral premises and...
  • Mumbai: Miscreants attack church in New Panvel, FIR registered March 21, 2015

    Mumbai: A church was vandalised by miscreants in Mumbai's New Panvel area. According to police, the attack was carried out by two persons who were riding pillion on a motorcycle at around 1:30 AM when they hurled stones at the Saint George Catholic church located near a bridge in the area. In...
  • Church attack and Nun gang rape - A case of complicit inaction? March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In a television interview in April 2014, a question was posed to the PM Mr Modi on what steps he would take to ensure no churches are broken down if he becomes Prime Minister to which he replied, to the utter shock of many, that he had never...
  • News 360: United Opposition marches against Land Acquisition Amendment Bill March 17, 2015

    High drama was witnessed on the streets of the national capital as Opposition parties unitedly undertook a protest march against the Land Acquisition Amendment Bill on Tuesday. MPs from 14 opposition parties marched from Parliament to Rashtraparti Bhavan. ...
  • Haryana Police arrests main accused in Hisar church attack case March 17, 2015

    Hisar: Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped in to review the investigations, the police has arrested the first accused in the Hisar church attack. An under-construction church in Kaimri village in Hisar was vandalised by a group of people and the cross placed there was replaced with an idol...
  • Were enquired by Bajrang Dal members over Hisar church, claims Haryana village Sarpanch March 16, 2015

    Hisar: After an under-construction church in Kaimri village was vandalised by a group on Sunday night, the Sarpanch claimed that they were enquired by Bajrang Dal members over the church. "Bajrang Dal people had come to us few months back. They asked us if we had given permission for a church....
  • Twin bombings at churches in Pakistan kill 14, wound 78 March 16, 2015

    Lahore: Bombs outside two churches in the Pakistani city of Lahore killed 14 people and wounded nearly 80 during Sunday services, and witnesses said quick action by a security guard prevented many more deaths. A Pakistani Taliban splinter group claimed responsibility. Islamist terrorists in Pakistan have attacked Christians and other religious minorities...
  • Security tightened at New Delhi churches after attacks February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: The government said on Wednesday it had boosted security around hundreds of churches in New Delhi after a spate of attacks on religious institutions unnerved minority Christians. Minister of State for Home Haribhai Chaudhary told lawmakers that extra police had been deployed to protect 240 churches in the capital,...
  • Delhi Police appoints nodal officer for Christian establishments February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: In the wake of recent attacks on Christian establishments in the city, Delhi Police on Thursday appointed an officer of the rank of Additional DCP as the "nodal officer" for attending to issues related to churches and educational institutions of the community. Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi appointed Joy...
  • Syriac Orthodox Patriarch welcomes PM Modi's statement against church attacks February 18, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached out to the Christian community and did not mince words while criticising incidents of religious intolerance. In an interview to CNN-IBN, The Global head of the Syrian Orthodox Church, Ignatius Aphrem II said, "PM has reassured us that Indian govt will provide safety...
  • Temple vandalised with hate message in US, authorities to launch probe February 17, 2015

    Washington: A Hindu temple has been vandalised with hate speech in the US state of Washington, sending shock waves through the community in the area and prompting authorities to launch an investigation. The incident happened when unidentified miscreants sprayed swastika and painted "Get Out" on one of the walls of...
  • Delhi: Holy Child Auxilium school's office vandalised, police suspect case of theft February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another case of vandalism in the national capital, a school in south Delhi Holy Child Auxilium has allegedly been attacked. Around Rs eight thousand have been stolen from the school's office in the attack. According to prima facie evidence, the police is considering it to be a...
  • Delhi: Church attacked in Vikashpuri area January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: A church was vandalised by two unidentified men in west Delhi's Vikaspuri area in the wee hours of Wednesday. The incident, which took place at 4:19 AM, was caught on CCTV camera. Police have registered a case at Vikaspuri Police Station and efforts are on to nab the attackers,...
  • Pakistan church attack: Christians burn Pak flag to protest suicide bombings September 25, 2013

    Members of Christian community in Phagwara burnt Pakistan flag and held a demonstration on the JalandharDelhi national highway to protest the deadly twin suicide bombings on a historic church in Peshawar. Members of Christian Samaj Manch led by the outfit's president Dinesh Rojar and Bishop Gulzar Vishaw staged the protest on...
  • Clean chit to Karnataka govt on church attacks January 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The oneman Commission headed by Justice BK Somashekhar appointed to probe the attack on churches in Mangalaore, on Friday, submitted its final report to Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa. The commission gave a clean chit to the police, but it says that not all attacks were spontaneous and that...
  • US condemns attack on church in JK, Punjab September 13, 2010

    New Delhi: The United States on Monday said it was "dismayed" by reports that a school and a church in Kashmir and Punjab had been attacked by rioters. It also condemned reports that a "misguided individual" in the US had desecrated the Quran, terming it "disrespectful, intolerant, divisive, and unrepresentative...
  • Yeddyurappa says cut off arms of church vandals January 27, 2010

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who has been criticised for vandalisation of churches in the state, on Wednesday said hands of those who indulge in such acts should be "cut off". "I am telling you chop off the hands of these people if you catch them," Yeddyurappa told a...
  • Looking into past: Churches vandalised, peace hit September 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Attacks on churches in Karnataka by unidentified miscreants has highlighted the fragility of communal peace in the region. It is almost a year since churches in Bangalore and Mangalore were vandalised. The opposition Congress is up in arms and has demanded proper protection for the minorities in the...
  • Bajrang Dal vandalise church in Maharashtra town April 20, 2009

    Savner (Maharashtra): Nearly two dozen activists of the Hindu rightwing organisation Bajrang Dal allegedly attacked and vandalised a church in a Mahrashtra town, police said. "Nearly two dozen activists, armed with sticks, barged into the Douglas Memorial Church in Savner around 1100 hrs IST when the late Sunday morning prayer service...
  • UPA selectively targeting my state: Yeddyurappa October 15, 2008

    The first BJP Chief Minister from the South, B S Yeddyurappa is visibly angry and upset with the Centre. When he took charge as the CM of Karnataka four months ago, he had announced that he would try to maintain a cordial relationship with the Centre. However, he is now...
  • Devil's Advocate: Patnaik on reconversions in Orissa October 13, 2008

    Has the Orissa government failed to protect the Christian community? Karan Thapar asked this to Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Karan Thapar: Nearly 50 days have passed since the killing of Swami Laxmananda Saraswati and yet Christians remain in fear for their lives. There are still reports of people being...
  • The radical and dark side of Bajrang Dal October 12, 2008

    New Delhi: First it was the violent protests in Jammu over the Amarnath Shrine land rights issue, then came the antiChristian violence in Orissa and Karnataka, that killed 35 and left hundreds homeless. With less than six months left for the General Elections, a radical Hindu fringe is blazing a trail...
  • Battle of Religions: Secular fabric under threat October 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Though violence in Kandhamal was triggered by the killing of VHP leader Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati on August 23, many believe that at the root of the violence was longstanding accusations by hardline Hindus that missionaries bribe poor tribals and lowcaste Hindus to convert to Christianity. BJP leader and MP...
  • Orissa violence: Govt tensed, tells Patnaik to act fast October 4, 2008

    Bhubaneshwar / New Delhi: Medical examination confirming the rape of a nun on August 25 in the antiChristian violence sparked off by the killing of Swami Laxmanananda has led to fresh criticism of the state. Now, the state government has ordered an inquiry, the stationincharge suspended, and four people have also...