Good News for Christians in India's Most Persecuting State
After nearly a decade, Hindu nationalist party finally loses power in Karnataka.
(It surpassed notorious Orissa in 2010.) And in the days leading up to the May However, Christians were encouraged when the BJP lost control of Orissa in elections the following year.
More Arrests in Martyrdom of India Missionary Family
Two Hindu extremists will stand trial for 1999 massacre of Graham Staines and his two sons.
murders]. But the High Court in Orissa threw out charges against 44 of the accused two months after the arrests, because there was insufficient evidence.".
The Most Troubling Violation of Human Rights? Conversion, Says U.N. Report
U.N. special rapporteur: Right to conversion is "unconditionally protected under international human rights law."
This is a particular problem in countries like India, where Hindu nationalists initiated attacks on Christians, 20 of whom were arrested for celebrating baptisms, in Orissa in October.
Gleanings: July/August 2013
Important developments in the church and the world.
Karnataka had more anti-Christian attacks in 2012 than any other Indian state—including notorious Orissa, where authorities recently arrested two Hindu extremists connected to the
Orissa Christians breathe easier after election defeat of Hindu extremists.
Radicals Rejected. Orissa Christians breathe easier after election defeat of Hindu extremists. Orissa Christians breathe easier after election defeat of Hindu extremists.
Terror in Orissa
It's time for India to start acting like the world's largest democracy.
Terror in Orissa. It's time for India to start acting like the world's largest democracy. Terror in Orissa. It's time for India to start acting like the world's largest democracy.
Worse Than Ever
Christians knew the attacks were coming, but no one knew they would be this deadly.
Susan Wunderink/ October 9, 2008. Like many people in the eastern India state of Orissa, Nikhil Kumar Kanodia knew an attack on Christians was imminent.
India Elections: No Hindutva Takeover
Manoj Pradhan, in jail for leading riots against Christians last year in Orissa, seems to have won a seat in the state assembly in India's general elections.
India Again Denies Visas to USCIRF Panel
Commissioners had planned to travel to Gujarat, Karnataka and Orissa – all areas of immediate concern for religiously motivated violence directed against minorities.
'Great apprehension' over Christmas season violence
India's Christians anxious about new attacks on churches during Christmas.
In response Union Home Affairs minister reassured the delegation that the state would ensure protection for Christians and their property in Orissa. Attacks