Christians in India to march in protest against sectarian violence
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.- On May 29th hundreds of thousands of Christians will march in Delhi to protest against the sectarian violence, especially that which is being inflicted by Hindu fundamentalists.

The march will take place in silent prayer as a way to ask the government to respect the fundamental rights of freedom of conscience and religion.  The “All India Christian Council,” and the Catholic organization “All India Catholic Union,” which are organizing the march, said that so far in 2007, there have been more than 100 episodes of violence against Christians.

“Priests, religious, laity and the faithful have been killed, wounded or mistreated, women have been raped,” the organizers said in a statement.  “Christian workers are mistreated and humiliated, while the police tolerate violence,” the statement indicated.

The protestors will deliver a message to the Prime Minister of India and the chief of police, calling for an end to the violence “against a peaceful and small religious minority in India.”

Christians make up around 25 million of the total population of 1 billion in India.


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