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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Violence to Christians in India could reach "ethnic cleansing" proportions

From One New Now:

The founder of Gospel for Asia says recent violence against Christians in one Indian state is leading to ethnic cleansing.....Anti-Christian extremists in Orissa state began attacking homes last month. They also attacked churches and other Christian ministries after a well-known Hindu leader was murdered. While the attacks seem to be subsiding in larger cities, they continue in more remote areas.....Gospel for Asia (GFA) missionaries on scene say the current wave of attacks is planned out and now involve nine districts. K.P. Yohannan, president of GFA, says it appears the attacks are a type of ethnic cleansing....."Hindu radical fundamentalists want to kill out all the Christians they can possibly find and they're hunting them down…800 plus houses [have been] destroyed and burned down and 26 of our church buildings destroyed," he decries....The ministry leader reports that at least 24 GFA missionaries have been attacked and some have joined thousands of other Christians seeking refuge in the forests. At least six people have been killed.

1 comment:

benedict dilton said...

Rs 1040 Crores collected from all over the world in name of charity and rehabilitation of orphans used to purchase 2800 acres of land.

According to Kerala home minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, the church, formed under a trust called Gospel for Asia, has received Rs 1,044 crore in foreign donations in the last 15 years. Using that money, the home minister says the church has bought nearly 2,800 acres of land, including a 2,200-acre rubber estate. Worse, the seven-member Gospel for Asia trust is found to have been packed with Yohannan’s family members, including his wife, children and brothers. “It’s all highly irregular and unlawful,” Balakrishnan says, explaining that under the law, a family can hold only 15 acres. The revenue department has been asked to “take over” 580 acres, pending an inquiry into how the “church had bought the 2,200-acre rubber estate from a private company when the estate was on leasehold and thus not saleable,” he says.