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Archive for February, 2011

Catholic Council Condemns Somasekara Panel Report

Share NEW DELHI (SAR NEWS) – The Catholic Council of India (CCI) has strongly condemned the Justice Somasekara Commission findings which exonerate Sangh Parivar from attacks against churches in Karnataka and which also frees the BJP administration  from any responsibility. In a press statement, the Council demanded that 150 [...]
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Vandals Attack Catholic School, Damage 10 Windowpanes

Share BELGAUM, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – A stone-pelting incident at the Divine Provident School in Tilakwadi here, February 22, has not only caused panic among the nuns and the parents, but has also caused a fear psychosis among the teachers, students and the Christian community. Anti-social elements have allegedly damaged as many [...]
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Justice Saldanha Report Nails Hindutva Forces In Attacks On Christians In Karnataka

Share MUMBAI, Maharashtra (SAR NEWS) – Justice Michael Saldanha, who conducted an independent People’s Tribunal Inquiry into the anti-Christian violence that rocked Karnataka in 2008, made his report public on February 22, nailing the State administration and the Hindutva forces’ role in the attacks. He handed over a copy of the [...]
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Christians Brave Downpour To Protest Commission Report On Church Attacks

Share By Amarnath Dinesh Roy, SAR NEWS BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – Thousands of Christians braved sudden showers February 21 to protest against the Justice Somasekara Commission report that had absolved the culprits involved in the attacks on Christians in different parts of Karnataka in 2008. Around 12,000 people, including bishops, priests, nuns, [...]

Karnataka Bishops To Hold Protest Demonstration on Feb 18

Share BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – Bishops belonging to the various denominational Churches in Karnataka will hold a protest demonstration in Bangalore, February 18, to voice the grievances of the Christian community and demand, among other things, an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the attacks on Christians [...]

SC Status: Dalit Christians, Muslims Knock On Congress Doors

Share NEW DELHI (SAR NEWS) – Dalit Christians and Muslims in the country have urged Sonia Gandhi, the president of the ruling United Progressive Alliance at the Centre, to ensure that Scheduled Caste status is granted to the two minority communities as early as possible. In a letter addressed to the chief [...]

Massacre Of Dalits, Christians In Gujarat Recalled

Share AHMEDABAD, Gujarat (SAR NEWS) — A Dalit human rights movement, “ADHIKAR”, held a seminar on “25 Years after Golana Massacre” at the Gujarat Sahitya Parishad hall here February 13. Golana massacre had been a turning point in the history of Dalits’ fight for justice. On January 25, 1986, four Dalits, including two Christians, were shot dead [...]

St. Mary’s Basilica Is One Of The Seven Wonders Of Bangalore

Share BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) — St. Mary’s Basilica has been voted one of the seven wonders of Bangalore. Bangalore Mirror, the Times of India’s Metro edition, conducted a poll featuring various historical buildings in Bangalore City. The three-week poll featured artefacts that have a unique identity and that which have built a community. This included monuments, parks, [...]

Archbishop Exhorts Religious To Root Out ‘Corruption’ In Personal Lives

Share BANGALORE, Karnataka (SAR NEWS) – Archbishop Bernard Moras of Bangalore has urged priests and nuns to shun corruption. Addressing a gathering of over a thousand religious persons at ‘Sanyasa Sangama’ in Bangalore January 5, he said, “We, religious, are called to live a life of love, love of God and our mission. “Corruption of values has crept [...]