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.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($163,080 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
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)!