Articles tagged under: Christians

Gujarat Church in letter written in political tone urges people to save India from “nationalist forces”

November 23, 2017
Gujarat Church in letter written in political tone urges people to save India from “nationalist forces”

Ahmedabad: Church entering into politics directly or indirectly is not new story. It has happened at several places in the past during and before elections. The latest is Gujarat election, and attempt of Church to direct and influence the voters which is criticized across sections. The Gandhinagar Archbishop Thomas Macwan associated with the Archdiocese of Gandhinaga has sent out an official communique urging Christians to save the country from “Nationalist forces”. The Archbishop se...Read More

ABVP, NSUI youths protest Christian school’s alleged order against Rakhi

August 11, 2017
ABVP, NSUI youths protest Christian school’s alleged order against Rakhi

Rajkot: Workers of RSS students wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad(ABVP) and Congress students wing National Students Union of India(NSUI) rushed to Christian Missionary run Saint Mary's school in Rajkot and protested school's alleged order banning Rakhi on wrists. It was reported in local newspapers that the students of this school were told by teachers that they should remove Rakhi tied on their hand post Hindu festival Raksha Bandhan. The students were reportedly told by the school t...Read More

Missionaries led conversions in Gujarat, MP checked to a great extent in last few years: RSS

March 22, 2017
Missionaries led conversions in Gujarat, MP checked to a great extent in last few years: RSS

Ahmedabad: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) today said that though christian missionaries led conversions in many parts of the country especially in the North East and other tribal belts was still a problem, it has been checked to a great extent in Gujarat and neighbouring Madhya Pradesh. Addressing a press conference here RSS sanghchalak (pashchim kshetra or western region), Jayantibhai Bhadesia said that owing to the wrong policies of the earlier governments since independence, a...Read More

Shiv Sena to file complaint against Goa Archbishop with EC

December 30, 2016

Panaji: The Shiv Sena today said they would be filing a formal complaint against Archbishop of Goa and Daman Rev Fr Filipe Neri Ferrao for "interfering" in the election process. "Church is a religious place and Archbishop heads it. He cannot call all the political leaders and speak about his community. Election Commission should take cognizance of it," Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut told reporters in Goa. He was referring to the recent statement by the Archbishop that Church would be guid...Read More

Church to issue guidelines for members in view of Goa polls

December 28, 2016
Church to issue guidelines for members in view of Goa polls

Panaji: Goa Church will issue guidelines to Christians to help them decide "the right candidate" to vote for in the next year's Assembly elections. The Church, however, clarified that it will not canvass for any candidate or the party. "Elections to the legislative Assembly are approaching and Church leadership in Goa will take up this duty bound task once again. "We do issue guidelines to our faithful on how to exercise their franchise and thus fulfill one of their sacred civic dutie...Read More

US lawmakers concerned over curb on ‘Christian charity’ NGO in India

December 07, 2016

Washington: Top American lawmakers today expressed concern over the alleged curbs imposed by India on foreign funding related violations that has also hurt a particular Christian charity organisation whose representatives appeared before a Congressional hearing seeking change in New Delhi's policies related to foreign funding of NGOs. The government in India has banned foreign funding of thousands of non-religious, religious NGOs for violations pertaining to FCRA law. Among these NGOs are som...Read More

Sushma Swaraj to lead Indian delegation to Rome for Teresa’s canonization

July 28, 2016
Sushma Swaraj to lead Indian delegation to Rome for Teresa’s canonization

New Delhi:External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will lead the Indian delegation that would attend the canonization ceremony of Mother Teresa in the Vatican City on September 4. "In view of the importance we attach to canonization of Mother Teresa, Government of India's delegation will be led by the External Affairs Minister. The composition of the delegation is presently being finalised," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said. Yesterday, a senior Delhi government offic...Read More

One held in Dang district for vandalizing murtis in Hindu Mandir

May 14, 2016

Surat Dang police has arrested one Vasantbhai Jivalya Pawar(33) in Purneshwar Mahadev temple vandalization case. Accused is not Hindu by faith. Hindu murtis in Christian Missionary affected tribal Dang district in south Gujarat were found vandalized/broken in Pipri-Kalibel-Vyara road based Purneshwar Mahadev temple in Khatal village on Thursday morning. Police complaint was filed by district Vishwa Hindu Parishad president Maganbhai in Vaghai police station against unidentified persons...Read More

2 BJP MLAs begin indefinite sit-in on removal of saffron flags

May 11, 2016

Alirajpur (MP) Two local BJP MLAs today launched an indefinite sit-in and called for a bandh in Jobat town near here, protesting the district administration's move to remove saffron flags from the road in view of the three-day annual Christian meet beginning tomorrow. The move came last night, days after a violent clash erupted between the Sangh Parivar, BJP and Christians over the saffron flags downing at Jobat town, about 30 kms from here. BJP Jobat MLA Madho Singh Dabar and Alirajpur...Read More

Swamy slams TN Bishops’ council move to back DMK-Congress

May 08, 2016

Madurai Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today flayed the reported move by the Tamil Nadu Bishops' Council to extend support to DMK-Congress alliance for the May 16 state Assembly polls. "Those who talk of secularism, is this a proper thing (to do)? This kind of politics will ruin the country," he told PTI here. Flaying the reported move, Swamy, a Rajya Sabha MP, said the saffron party had not asked Sadhus to appeal to Hindus to vote for his party. Further, he alleged that his pa...Read More

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