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  • Mumbai: After facing flak, BJP leader Gopal Shetty says remark on Christians was misinterpreted

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has demanded an apology from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the controversial statement by its party MP Gopal Shetty, of the BJP against the Christian community. On the other hand, Shetty stuck to his statement saying it had been misinterpreted. Meanwhile, he was willing to resign from his post, but BJP leaders convinced him otherwise.

  • Mamata calls BJP a ‘militant organisation’

    Kolkata : West Bengal CM and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called BJP a “militant organisation,” engaged in dividing people along religious lines and dared it to attack her party.

  • Head of Catholic Bishops’ Conference meets Rajnath Singh

    NEW DELHI: Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India president Cardinal Oswald Gracias on Thursday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and discussed with him various issues concerning the Christians in the country.

  • Indore: Unique Palm Sunday procession led by priest on donkey surprises many

    Indore: Beginning the Holy Week, Christians in city celebrated Palm Sunday with religious fervour on Sunday. However, citizens were taken by surprise in the morning when they witnessed, probably for the first time, Rev Fr Thomas Rajamanikam of Nandanagar church leading the Palm Sunday procession sitting on colt of a donkey.

  • Repeal blasphemy law to save Christians: EU to Pakistan

    Brussels : Christians, who form about 1.6 percent of Pakistan’s population, live in constant fear of persecution from extremist Islamic groups in that country because of legal strictures such as the draconian “blasphemy law”, a woman Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has claimed.

  • Bhopal: Christians stage demo against harassment of community

    Bhopal: Christians on Tuesday staged a peaceful demonstration to protest against increasing harassment of community members in state at Ambedkar Park. Nuns, pastors and other community members are harassed on false accusation of religious conversion, they said.

  • Indore: 7 children receive first Holy Communion

    Dewas: Seven children of Holy Trinity Church here received the Holy Communion, one of the seven sacraments of the Christians on Wednesday.

  • Pak security forces foil major terror attack on Christians

    Terrorists were planning to launch a major terrorist attack during Easter celebrations in Lahore, the statement said. Two suicide jackets, weapons and explosives have been recovered from the
    possession of the terrorists.
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  • Terrorism one of gravest threats to religious freedom, says Trump

    Washington : US President Donald Trump has said that terrorism is one of the gravest threats to religious freedom around the world and hoped for a “better tomorrow” when people of all faiths, including Hindus, can worship according to their conscience.

  • Ujjain: Christian community celebrate Palm Sunday with ‘passion’

    Ujjain: Palm Sunday marking the beginning of ‘Passion week’ and the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, was celebrated by Christians in the city on Sunday. Members of the community, participated in a procession, waving branches of palm leaves, singing religious songs and chanting holy slogans.

  • Bhopal: ‘Need for codified Muslim family law’

    BHOPAL: “There should be a codified Muslim family law on the lines of marriage and family laws of the other communities like Hindus, Christians and Parsis,” said members of Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) while addressing a press conference here on Thursday.

  • Pak court acquits 115 accused of torching Christians’ houses

    Lahore : An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has acquitted for lack of evidence 115 suspects accused of torching more than 100 houses of Christians at Joseph Colony in the city following an alleged blasphemy incident in 2013.

  • Turkish media show ‘selfie’ video of Istanbul suspect

    Istanbul : Turkish authorities intensified efforts to identify and detain a suspected jihadist who killed 39 people, including two Indians, at an Istanbul nightclub, and who reportedly fought in Syria alongside Islamic State jihadists.      Police released pictures of the suspect who went on the rampage at the plush Reina nightclub on New Year’s night, spraying some 120 bullets at terrified guests before slipping away into the night.

  • 30 people die after consuming toxic liquor in Pakistan

    Lahore: At least 30 people, mostly Christians, have died and nearly 60 others fell sick after consuming illegally-brewed toxic liquor on Christmas eve in a town in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

  • Stringent action against blasphemy

    Christians — seemingly a soft target for communal elements — protested against a blasphemous décor in Goregaon Social pub last week. But, it did not evoke much response from elected representatives of the constituency. The controversy has now died down despite several hundred complaints being repeatedly filed by various groups under Section 295 A of the IPC. This section was introduced to curtail blasphemy and hate speech against any religion or community.

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