"The situation here is very tense," says a pastor in the northern India state of Jammu and Kashmir, who claims that the highest police officials of Jammu arrested him and harassed him for conducting Bible classes for the locals.
A relief camp in Kandhamal, Orissa, India was attacked Monday night by Hindu radicals, reported a leading Christian advocacy group in the country.
Operation Mobilization has launched an initiative called "Help Feed a Child in India" to provide aid to over 15,000 children, mostly of whom are Dalits or "untouchables."Tags Relief
The second and final phase of elections in Orissa began on Thursday amid tight security in the backdrop of political and communal violence.
Speaking to a group of persecuted Christians, mostly widows of martyrs from the recent anti-Christian violence, former Archbishop Ignatius Pinto of Bangalore urged believers in India to look to the cross for comfort and inspiration.
The Supreme Court declined on Monday to give any direction to the Orissa, India, government regarding the alleged forceful closure of relief camps in violence-stricken Kandhamal district.
For a second time, no witnesses showed up on Wednesday to testify before a state government appointed commission about the 2007 attacks against Christians in the Indian state of Orissa.
Christian leaders and laymen have both joined in email campaigns, urging believers to wish the chief minister a happy birthday and to express "love" even after the pain and suffering the Christian community has been undergoing following violence on churches and clergies in the Indian state of Orissa.