Repeated attacks on Catholic institutions in India

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Police have arrested 16 people after roughly 60 slogan-shouting Hindu hardliners barged into two Catholic schools in eastern India on April 22.

Around 50 young men of saffron brigade with flags written ABVP barged into Holy Cross School, Hazaribagh, shouting slogans against the school to close down. The young men broke open the gate and jumped off the boundary wall to get inside one school. They also threatened the school saying if school is not closed they would break the windows and the equipment of the school. Police arrived on time and there was not much damage.

Christian leaders say Jharkhand state, ruled by Modi’s Hindu-nationalist BJP, has been witnessing a campaign against Christians ever since the BJP came to power in New Delhi a year ago following a landslide victory for the party in parliamentary elections.

The attacks are “part of a plan to scare away Christian missionaries” from…

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