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Karnataka: Police warn diocese to stop offending Hindus

Catholic World News - March 16, 2010

Police in the southwestern Indian city of Karwar warned the diocesan vicar general to stop distributing Christian literature and pictures because “it offends Hindus.” 3.9% of the people who live within the diocese’s boundaries are Catholic.

Karwar is located in the state of Karnataka, where over 1,000 incidents of anti-Christian violence have been documented in the last two years. “Anti-Christian attacks, incidents of persecution, and obvious discrimination take place on a daily basis, amidst the silence of the authorities and the general public,” says lay Catholic activist Joe Dias. “The attacks are carried out by Hindu militant organizations in the area, with political cover for such attacks being guaranteed by the government of the BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party], the Hindu nationalist party which has been in power in Karnataka for two years.”

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Mar. 16, 2010 9:40 PM ET USA

    This thing about "offending people" baffles me. St Paul BY HIMSELF caused riots, and only one out of the twelve died a natural death.... In the words of Scripture: Num 23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth [part] of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his (theirs)!

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