Karnataka: Christians fear police census could lead to ethnic cleansing
Catholic World News - August 24, 2011
In the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka, where 138 incidents of anti-Christian violence have taken place in the last two years, some Christians fear that a new police census of Christian institutions may pave the way to increased persecution and even ethnic cleansing.
Police in Karnataka, which is governed by the radical Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party, are asking parish priests for “the name of the church and its exact location; buildings and properties and the name and telephone number of office bearers; bank accounts; details on the frequency of the faithful and days and hours of celebration,” the Fides news agency reports.
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