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11.30pm, IST, Sep 14

Kundapur: Miscreants Desecrate Statue at Carmelites' House at Katkere 

Attack on the Christian institutions and religious places of workship continued during the night on Sunday September 14 as the miscreants desecrated a statue located in front of  Carmelites' house in Katkere, near Koteshwar. 

The incident occurred around 9.30 PM. The miscreants came on two wheelers and pelted stones at the statue and fled from the spot immediately. The statue has been badly damaged.    

Police rushed to the spot immediately and security has been beefed up around Katkere.

Mangalore: Padua Chapel Attacked, Catholics Call for Bandh on Sep 15
Attack on Catholic Chapel  Accidental - VHP

Mangalore, Sep 14: Miscreants pelted stones on  the chapel of Padua Pre-university College located at  Nantoor on Sunday September 14around 8.30pm, IST. Window panes were  damaged in the incident.

Kadri police rushed the spot and secured the area. Meanwhile, police have been deployed in front of all the Christian prayer centers following the attack on the Adoration monastery and other prayer centers in the district on Sunday.

Call for Bundh:

The Catholic leaders have called for a  peaceful Bundh on Monday September 15. The bundh will be observed in and around the city. All  Catholic traders and transport owners have  decided to observe the bundh by closing their shops and stopping their vehicles. A huge protest will be held  at  BC Road on Monday, sources told.

Udupi report:

People gathered in almost all the churches in the district, after hearing the news of attack on prayer centers in coastal Karnataka. The people have volunteered  to stay overnight at the church premises  and protect it from any attacks.

A memorandum will be submitted to the DC on Monday September 15 at 10.30 am, seeking protection for the lives and property  of Christians. Prayers and holy Eucharistic  will be held in all the 48 churches of the district on Wednesday September 17, sources told.

Not purposeful:

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader M B Puranik said in a press conference on Sunday, that the attack on the Adoration monastery was not done on purpose but was an accident. The VHP has a good regard for  Catholics and Protestants. But they should not support conversion and insult  Hindu Gods. Conversion has been done in the Adoration monastery since many years. Therefore, the Sangh Parivar activists might have attacked it, he opined.

Bajarangadal state convener Mahendra  Kumar said that, no catholic or protestant churches have been attacked in any part of the state. The prayer centres where the conversion was done were attacked, he informed.

Mangalore: Black Sunday Leaves Behind Many Unanswered Questions

Sep 14: It was Black Sunday for  Catholics in the city as the peace-loving people took to the streets for the first time in the history of Mangalore diocese on Sunday  September 14. The city's Catholics have never protested in this manner despite numerous provocations. The protest concluded with police caning.

The protestors expressed their grief about the attacks on prayer centres by blocking arterial city roads. Church bells rang consistently in almost all the churches of the city soon after news spread of the attack on Adoration Monastery in Milagres. Parishioners rushed to the church on hearing the bells toll.
 
Community members thronged the roads at Kulshekar, Bejai, Derabail, Tokkottu, and in Milagres. Roads stayed fully-blocked in these places till late evening. The situation turned violent when police tried to disperse protestors by caning them. Some devotees who came for the evening mass to Milagres Church also fell victim to the caning. Window panes of the monastery were broken in the incident.











Journalist Anil Jogi as well as four policemen were injured. Trainee policemen Mahesh and Vinod were severely injured and they have been admitted to Wenlock District Hospital. Three police vehicles including that of the deputy superintendent of police, were also damaged.  Sr Pramila (42) of Belvedere convent and Jiten D'Cunha from Kulshekar, were injured in the mob fury and admitted to a private hospital.
 
Parishioners of Kulshekar were celebrating the Feast of the Cross on Sunday. But they concluded their feast abruptly and joined protestors in Kulshekar and Milagres. In the midst of all the chaos, sadly, political leaders were trying their best to gain some  mileage.

Congress leaders did their best to hijack the protest giving a non-political movement  plenty of  political colour. Police sources, reportedly had an inkling about the attack on Christian prayer centres. The miscreants were supposed to target the prayer centres of  the New Life Fellowship group.

Superintendent of police Sateeshkumar, had made security arrangements near the New Life prayer centre in Kankanady and miscreants who came there, were barred entry by the police. The miscreants then took revenge on the police by pelting stones and proceeded towards Adoration Monastery.



So far, the city was known for communal clashes between Muslims and Hindus. Now, Christians have also been drawn into this deadly triangle. It is tough to predict how the situation will be in and around the city in the next few days. Minority community leaders allege that the police are acting as agents of Sangh Parivar leaders as the BJP is the ruling party in the state.

The repercussions are far from finished. A mob attacked four persons near Gurupur Bridge on Sunday evening. The injured have been identified as Albert D'Souza (35) of Kallamundkoor, Alvyn Prakash Sequeira (34) and his one-year-old son Alister of Gurpur, and Vishal D'Silva (12) of Kallamundkoor. They were on their way to their hometown in a private car.  Section 144 has been imposed for three days in Mangalore taluk limits.

at 7.00pm, IST

Police Resort to Lathi Charge, Tear Gas on Protesters - Mangalore Tense

Union minister of labour and employment Oscar Fernandes and MLA Ramanat Rai arrived at the spot of violence, here at 6.00 p m on Sunday September 14.
 
The people are taking refuge in the Milagres Hall Complex, located close to Milagres church. Journalist Anil Jogi was injured in the incident. Three police vehicles including that of DySP were also damaged. Four policemen were injured.



















Sr Pramila (42) of Belvedere convent was injured in mob fury and admitted to casualty unit of Fr Muller Medical College Hospital.
 
Jitan D Cunha from Kulshekar is also attacked by some unknown persons and admitted to Fr Muller Hospital.
 
It's the irony of police resorting to bystanders along Milagres church ground and at the entrance of Sisters of Poor Clare's Adoration Monastery.

5.45pm, IST

The sleuths resorted to caning on protesters including nuns and women on the streets of Milagress Hall complex, Hampankatta.

It is reported that when police started lathi charge, people pelted stones on police vans. Many vehicles damaged in the process.

Blood could be seen all over the area.

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  • Neil, Qatar,Doha

    Sat, Sep 20 2008

    Archana Nayak, your right,but christians can't do that,if we do the same what is the dIfference between them and christians, Jesus told love your enemy.

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  • A Franky Rebeiro, Gangolli/Kuwait

    Fri, Sep 19 2008

    Dear sailesh, you shows clear that your are not concern about other. that our religion always concern about others, you cannot count our schools, hospitals and charity houses, where is your bajaranga dal and your people that time, your people studying in our school our community brought you people up and now you are against us. Now you people started to build the schools and hospitals for their own profit not to show concern others or help others. The money that you are earning there is, from our people working in other countries and sent to our beloved once.

    You talking that we are covert Hindus to Christian, from the start we are 2.5% all over India and now went to down to 2.3%, now you tell us where is the converting going, Before you commenting something look the fact first, we are the loving personality people and not harming others, that’s why you people taking advantage to us. I can just say nothing to you you are not God only the human being. I can just pray for you that God will give knowledge to you and peace to your family. Also I pray to God that keep solidarity in our community and bring Justices to our people

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  • Molly, Bombay/Bangalore

    Fri, Sep 19 2008

    An intense pain engulfs us all for the suffering minorities and the price they are paying for the elimination of the extreme negative elements that is sure to come. The Supreme Power continues to be the creator of us all.

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  • thomas serquiera, pamboor

    Wed, Sep 17 2008

    R U RELATED TO OSCAR FERNADES, NOBODY SAW OSCAR

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  • Oswald Crasto, Qatar

    Tue, Sep 16 2008

    What a great Unity!!!, What a great Support!!!, What a great Voice raised by our Christian Brothers and Sisters. YES!! We the Christian Brothers and Sisters United. Do the culprits have Aim or Goal of their own ?? Do they believe in their Religion ?? Do they believe in their Lord ?? IF yes... they would not have dared to come and attack our Holy worship places.. or any worship places of other Religions. The time has gone sitting back at home, now the time has come to go on the Streets to Fight for the Rights .. BJP Government has to countdown your days... you will get a fate by your own protected people.

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  • KIRAN SHETTY, MUSCAT

    Tue, Sep 16 2008

    I STRONGLY PRAY THAT ALL THESE FOOLISH MEN STOP ATTACKING AND HURTING INNOCENT PEOPLE IN THE NAME OF RELIGION!!!

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  • Peter Albuquerque, Goa/Mumbai

    Tue, Sep 16 2008

    Lumpen fringe elements of right-wing parties are a threat to a civilized way of life. They are especially dangerous when they represent a majority. I, however, am of the firm belief that the over-whelming majority of this majority do not share thier viewpoint.

    If this story about conversions were true then surely the percentage of Christians in the country's population would go up, instead of down say it has in the last 2 census counts. Also there are millions of non-Christians who hace benefitted from our schools,colleges and hospitals without being converted. I wish some of them would speak out.

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  • Mary D'Souza, Mangalore/Sharjah

    Tue, Sep 16 2008

    I totally agree with u Mr. Mohan but i need to add something more. Mr. Shailesh you are not just a frog in the well, but you are an ignortant soul who needs to get his facts straight before commenting anymore. I think you should be the spokesperson for the Bajrang Dal considering how hellbent you are in defending those hooligans! Catholics or Hindus or Muslims, Bajrang Dal has no right to attack anyone on any grounds. Bajrang Dal is a stain on Hinduism.

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  • melvin, Bangalore

    Tue, Sep 16 2008

    Thanks for the wonderful news coverage. I really dont understand the so called the public servants. Do they hold any responsibility. remember that the religious persecution will enhance our faith rather than killing it

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  • Karen, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    Resorting to meaningless violence and damage to people, property and churches shows an act of cowardice and frustration by these miscreants. To put in words, people who resort to such means have in fact no religion at all.For which religion teaches its faithful to harm innocents and cause misery? Which religion teaches to banish peace and spread terror? Religion is a matter of one's own faith and will.

    Mangalore has been a peace-loving city for many years with people living in tolerance, peace and unity. We call upon people and citizens of all faiths and creed to unite in these hours of uncertainity and condemn this violence as well as reach out to help one another and not turn their backs. We have recently concluded our celebrations of India's Independence.........without realizing that barriers and fences of hatred still exist in our hearts against one another... Have we truly attained freedom? Are we not still slaves ?

    May these miscreants find inner healing and true peace in their hearts in the Love of Jesus.May they find meaning and purpose in their lives instead of destroying it in vain by creating trouble for others...for no one can find happiness this way! May the Good and Almighty God Protect Us and Help us in our Battle as we march together. May He Guide us and our Leaders to the path of Peace and Love..... as Tagore Prayed "... Where the mind has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls................Into that Heaven of freedom my Father... Let my country Awake!...."

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  • Binoy, Kerala / Dubai

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    This is a very clear case of provocation against the entire Christian Community, they want the Christians to behave like these animals themselves, but to their amazement, the gathering of the Christians was peaceful! So they brought in the police to provoke the crowd, it still didn’t work.

    They obviously do not want the media to show this, that Christians are doing what JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF had asked to do, to love the enemies. It is best left to GOD, do not for a moment imagine that GOD is sleeping somewhere and does not see this.

     

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  • Vinod, Bajal/Dubai

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    Dear Salim I agree with your comment, otherwise we have to suffer in future,Thanks, God bless u

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  • Dhruv, mangalore

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    THE POLICE HAVE ACTED SOFT ON THE SANG PARIVAAR & WILL CONTINUE UNLESS THEY ARE PROTECTED BY THE FATHER THE POLITICIANS.

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  • Anwar, Dubai

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    I salute Mr. Ravinder Shetty comments if every Indians have a this kind of sentiments then the day is not so far that no indian will be recognised by their religion. You are a true indian Mr. Shetty.

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  • Alfred Rodrigues, Mangalore/Manilla

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    Dear All, I have been glued to the Daiji World Coverage from Yesterday, We sincerly appreciate your'e coverage... I am also in touch with my family & friends in M'lore. I have been seeing the pictures of my christian Brothers & Sisters fighting the war against the evil of the society, Also saw pictures of our Poltical Represantative of all communties trying there best in getting the poltical coverage....

     

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  • Mohan, Bangalore

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    Dear Shailesh You are a frog in the well.you don't know that the GOOD NEWS of Christ is preached to every corners of the world including the most Orthodox Muslim countries.It's an assisgnment given by the Living God and not from a dead and rotten god.No power on earth can ever stop this process and will continue until the second coming of the Messiah.Muslims and christians are brothers and we will stand united against the barbarians.

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  • Krishna, mangalore

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    I agree Mr Dsouza's views thanks

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  • Mohan H Naik, Mangaluru

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    Violence in any form is not acceptable. People behind this inhuman act must be punished.I can only say, Hindus are ashamed of such fanatic act and Hinduism do not support any such violence,or people spreading hatred among brothers.People engaged in such act, ( if at all any one of them are reading these comments), must realise they are committing blunder and defaming the tolerant Hindu culture.

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  • Joyline D'silva, Sanoor/Bahrain

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    Very sad incident...

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  • IAN , MANGALORE

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    GOD IS EVERYWHERE WE CANT SEE HIM BUT HE CAN WHO EVER DID THIS WILL SUFFER IF THEY DONT THEY SHOULD THEN WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIVING

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  • nelson, jeppu/uae

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    Yea shiney i think you are right yes why only after the BJP had the meeting in Karnataka the christians were attack in manglore I think the main culprit is Advani who lit the fire

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  • saritha john selva, dubai

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    The person who made the problem or who is the leader of this disauster will pay a lot for it,today or tomorrow

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  • vincy, Shamboor/Bangkok

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    Dear Readers,our comments do not reach the law makers or the key players.We believe in prayers,so pray that things get cleared soon.They can break our churches but cant break us and our faith and unity.We are such a organized community that we can re-build churches.

    Do you think the one who behind this will be spared from Gods punishment?. They are making fool of themselves.They destroy the church property and now the police has to guard the churches and every single prayer community irrespective any denomination of christian faith.

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  • shiney, ullal

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    Why only after Advani came to karnataka the Vhp and the Bajarang Dal attacked the Christians>  It is the Advani who has put fire in Vhp and the B.dal the main culprit is advani and why only after advani went to orissa the Christans were attacked?

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  • Concerned Catholic, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    "The attack was accidental". Maybe the retaliation of minorities was accidental too!!!!Maybe the resentment that Muslims feel so openly against the Hindus is accidental too!!!! For all you know the BJP coming to power was the worst possible accident to have led to hundreds of injuries. Does anyone need an army of hooligans to protect religion when religion itself despises violence? If the Hindus want to do something good help your Hindu folk, don't caste them out as untouchables don't look down upon your fellow people as low classed open schools and give your fellow Hindus an education teach them to be tolerant of other religions do all these and I doubt anyone of you will be lured by money and all the other benefits that are offered by New Life, any Catholic Missionary, Christian or Protestant Missinary.

    Dont pelt stones, burn people disrepect religious statues, and insult the Church of the Lord Most High. Remember the seeds you sow will be the crops your very own children will reap.

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  • Jaison Frank, Mangalore / Bahrain

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    What did you gain and what have u lost.. Think from your heart..you will have your answer.. we all are paving a way for other forces to destroy our peaceful Nation..Will we be able to say proudly we the Indians are peace loving country..? This is the handy work of jobless vagabonds and goons aka Bhajarangis.

    These are a bunch of antisocial elements who have now donned the robe of moral policing. Do you think that they have any moral standing at all. I think it is time for us to unite and tell the world that enough is enough. This is a free country and right to religion is our fundamental right. No one can stop us from practising our religion.

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  • Valerian Dalmaida, Mangalore/Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    Dear MB Puranik and Mahendra Kumar, What do you mean by the attack on adoration ministry is accidental and not purposeful? What do you think yourselves as? If every citizen of India takes the law in his or her hands what will happen to India?

    If some people come and attack the Hindu or Muslim worship places is it right? If you have grievances against any one for any reason there is police, court and law. The constitution of India has given right to every citizen to go to these legal departments and has the duty to abide by the law. I am sure the Risen Christ will show his love and mercy on those who humiliated HIM present in the Holy Eucharist. We will not revenge but we will pray to HIM who will judge rightfully. God Bless You.

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  • chaitanya/manju, bangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    I would like to ask one question here? Would any religion/cast or person for that matter tolerate if he/she is insulted? Well obviously the answer would be " No" and when we see that our christian brothers are repeating this inspite of many instances noticed and happened across the country and also after multiple communications sent any person or community would loose its patience.

    Having said that i dont mean to say that " violence" is the word , but what has happened is just that when the fatigue point reaches, its common for anything, be it person or machine to breakdown, here its humans who has vented their anger. A famous Quote would explain better " Prevention is better than cure"

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  • Letitia/Vincent/Janice D Souza, Mangalore/Vancouver/Canada

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    To all the peace loving bros. & Sisters of my peace loving Mangalore, they are Christians,Hindus and Muslims pls unite and destroy the power of the evil ones. Let the peace and tranquility prevail in Mangalore. Mangaloreans are known as peaceloving people all over the world.

    Come on brothers and sisters of peaceful mangalore, let us get together and pray for peace and unity amongst us and all over the world. Let us also pray for our leaders that the Almighty God grant them wisdom to take the right action to demolish the evil ones.

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  • Roshan, Ganjimata / UAE

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    I request all Hindu brothers to think over what the so called "Restorers of Hinduism" are doing. If destruction of Christians is an answer for all the atrocities of European invaders, and conversions, i call upon all those who concerned to think again. We fell prey to European invaders because of our selfishness, and greed. (Its really ironic that no one mentiones about Mughal Invaders who converted Hindus and looted Indian treasure. Maybe the courage is lacking to mention this... or maybe their votebank matters more than ethics....) And as for conversions, I\call upon my Hindu brothers to think again... why would any one convert? Plain and simple, They dont BELIEVE in their religion, or maybe they dont know their religion.

    Basics of Christianity : LOVE & FORGIVENESS. Jesus Christ was humble all the way to the Cross, and he forgave even the person who nailed him to the cross.. And as Christians, we are bound to forgive (If we dont, we are not Christians). If one religion can create a havoc all over the world just for a simpe cartoon, imagine what they can do if something like this happens to them...... Do my Hindu brothers have enough courage to restrict the nubmer of Worship places they build overnight??? or over their noise pollutions? THEN WHY CHRISTIANS??????????????????? For the selfish needs of BJP, it has brought all the religions like Sikhs, Jains, Buddhism and the lower casts under their umbrella. Everyone knows the hard facts.

    These lower casts are their vote banks. I challenge Mr. Advani to make a provision for a lower caste Hindu brother to enter the Sanctorium of any of the Famous temples ... like Guruvayur (for eg.). This Saffron brigade may be successful in Restricting other religions. but once they are done with other religions, then they will turn to Sikhs and Jains....etc. Once they are done with them what next.... it will be the turn of Hindus... there will be restrictions in clothing, festivities...... dosent this sound like the beginning of indian Taliban????? WAKE UP GUYS...... READ BETWEEN THE LINES AND SEE WHAT A SMALL SELFISH POLITICAL GROUP IS TRYING TO DO. Why do the leaders children are sent to Christian schools, and why do prominent people prefer to marry girls educated in Christian Convents?

    Tell us who educated Mangaloreans, who offered Medical care....... Government is keen on banning SIMI. Can anyone tell me in what way is Bajrang Dal better compared with SIMI. It is unfortunate that the keepers of democracy..... the Damned MLA's, Ministers and even a Constable who take Oath of safeguarding the Democracy are blindfolded...... and History has been a witness, wherever followers of Jesus Christ were persecuted there have been plagues and calamities in those places. And when God is angry there will be severe punishment. Something tells me that there is a Punishment coming for the Sins in south India. I am praying to God Almighty to be merciful. I am afraid it could be a

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  • Rueban, Brahmavar

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Dear Mr. Winston Fernandes, Mangalore... Are you so insecure about your own faith? If not, why are you concerned about the fact that New Life people are 'enticing' fellow Catholics into their group. It may be possible that these Catholic brethren have their own reasons for shifting faiths. We so-called caste-free Catholics are also known to display double standards when it comes to our own.

    I've heard Catholics speaking of formerly being Brahmins who converted into Catholicism and despite being Catholics for generations, tend to figure out what their fellows Catholics used to be, i.e, what caste they originated from. So aren't you displaying 'double standards' here when you say its ok to convert other religions, but not other Christians?? Be at peace with your own faith and like the Lord said, "Judge not lest ye be judged"

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  • GEOFFREY , Dubai

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    Call for all christians to stand up in unity. These lunatics will not go very far and dig thier own grave!

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  • Saleem Abu Dhabi, PUTTUR

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    I think its BJP black agenda, we can say its BJP govt face for minority communities. We muslims and christian get together and fight against riots Dont be calm. Let us fight First let govt. bann for Bajrangi its really cancer for our society

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  • shailesh, mangalore

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    The reason for the attacks have been conversions , money for which is coming from western countries . The attacks have been against new life and not catholics .Try to spread christianity reliigon in islamic countrys like middle east and pakistan . Nation should be first not religion and conversion . If you want to help poor hindus ,help them as indians and not with the sole intention of changing their religon .Dont print books against indian gods and circulate we as hindus are proud of our nation and culture.

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  • Mary D'Souza, Mangalore/Sharjah

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    First of all the Bajrang Dal has no right to do this. they had no right to enter our worship places and ruin its sanctity? would they tolerate it if any one entered their temples and tear them apart? they have been playing around enough and i for one am happy and fully supportive of my fellow brothers and sisters wwho are back home protrsting for this cause. its high time we catholics opened our eyes and be wise and choose our leaders carefully and think about our community's safety. its never too late. even though most of us cant be there with u all, wwe are praying for u and we are a part of this. we shall get justice.

    This is to Mr. Kishore - Instead of being sarcastic, please use your energy for a better cause. This is for Mr. Sadashiv - I think u should make Bajrang Dal understand that thay have no right vandalising us. we catholics were never violent, and neither are we violent now. we are protesting for the injustice done to us. and if u call this voilence from our side, then i think u really need to wake up.

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  • Vincent Noronha, Muscat

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    Its high time we realise that the real enemies of secular India are these insiders rather than the outsiders.these miscreants should be barred from society. Folks think sensibily and vote.

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  • Leo Rodrigues, Kadri /Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    As far as I remember during my childhood there was no discrimination between Hindus and Catholics and every parent used to try to get their child to study in a Catholic institution by hook or crook .The situation is still the same but today the Hindus attack the churches.

    Is this the way they repay us??? During Assembly election people have voted for BJP candidate instead of voting for a secular party catholic candidate Mr.Ivan D'souza, in this situation who would have been in a possition to fight for us. Now the culprits are freely roaming and the innocents are behind the bars. This is a wake up call for all of us.

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  • Concerned Catholic, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    It was a shock to hear about this incident.I have never come across something like this in Mangalore and it is indeed appalling to hear that the police just stood and watched and later on resorted to violence to disperse a peaceful march. This a gross violation of human, religious and democratic rights in a country like India.

    Please don't use petty excuses to attack a religious center while if you actually want to do something show an example of good to your fellow people rather than resorting to any violence. Kindly note you might be able to commit such cowardly, disgraceful and meaningless acts only in this country while you are surrounded on all sides by Muslim and Catholic nations and the communist world.

    What is so obvious is that these acts go unpunished and unquestioned by the law and the government. I wonder if our 'quiet' nature presents an opportunity to continue these acts. I actually wonder if forgiveness is a response to these violent reactions. I hope the prayers and sacrifices of so all Catholics, Christians and Protestants together, bring peace to this country.

    If this continues though, I pray that that Lord would protect his people and if need be reign down punishment on those who persecute and commit atrocities against a peaceful religion.

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  • donny, dubai

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    We peace-loving christians should hold on to our beliefs and teachings. LOVE YOUr ENEMIES AND PRAY FOR THEM. Prayer is the best form of solution to this situation. Let us all unite in prayer to combat the evil so that peace prevails and Jesus, is glorified through our peaceful and prayerful attitudes.

    We condemn these atrocities on the christians in a peaceful manner.

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  • mustafa, dubai

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    Be educated bajrangis!! Be INDIAN, then Hindu terrorists

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  • Peter, Mangalore / Oman

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    They touched the catholic church and say by mistake. And now they touched at evening St. Antony Padua. So no need catholics go violent. St. Antony will take away the back bone of this problem. Please pray for that.

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  • Malet Crasto, Trasi-Kundapur/Abu Dhabi

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    Stage 1: They tried to attack on Muslim Community but failed due to the Unity among the Muslims. Stage 2: They are trying to attack on Christians and now it's our turn to get UNITED.

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  • Joel D'Souza, Mangalore / Kuwait

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    All forgiving Father, forgive them - For they know not what they are doing. We, your children, too will forgive them. HOWEVER, WE SHALL NEVER FORGET 14/09/2008. Lest we forget: Do not ever fix the broken Crucifix (or any of those damaged statues). Let the date 14/09/2008 be boldly written on the wall next the crucifix. Let the Crucifix stand as a testimony to what the peace-loving Roman Catholics of Mangalore get for their peace-loving attitude.

    We certainly shall fix the Crucifix and erase the date on the wall if those who indulged in this crime really repent and ask for forgiveness. However, it is a different matter that one needs to have a heart in the first place in order to repent from the bottom of it. And, one with the heart, would never have perpetrated a crime of this magnitude. As a Roman Catholic, I am infuriated at what has happened. However, no matter how infuriated and frustrated I am, I will never avenge it with breaking a revered idol of Ganesha, Shiva or Lakshmi. It simply does not befit our Indian roots and culture to do that. For the record, I am against conversions of any type even those so called “conversion by conviction” (there is no such thing).

    Conversion from one religion to another (no matter what religions are involved) creates heartbreaks in families, animosity in the society and eventually, hatred in the country. If God wanted us to be born into some other religion, he / she would have ordained and destined us to be born into that religion. I revere Hindu religion and still consider the Hindus as one of the most peace loving people in the world. PS: To those who actually destroyed the statues: Can you really go to sleep in peace tonight with your “achievement of the day" grilling your conscience?

    If you can, then you are not the Hindu that our Hindu culture has thought us to believe who a real Hindu is. It is not too late. Repent and we shall forgive you your actions. If we, the grieved, don’t forgive you of such a heinous crime, neither your own Gods, not in your next thousand Punarjanmas. With a broken heart - Joel

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  • Brams Rai, USA

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    I know..Politics is behind all these mess.. from both community..and poor publics are sufferer.Instead of blaming Hindus and Christians.. why dont Hindu leaders meet Christian leaders and take action against those who demaliging Hindu god or religion.

    Freedom of religion do not mean to condemn other religion for self gain.I see people got hurt.. but the none of the so called Community=Political leadres are not among the those been hurt.. So wake up Hindu and Chrisitans from mangalore..try to find the root cause for the problem we facing in India.. instead taking abrupt blame or action on others..

    And police should take action who ever involved the incident which creating mess in public life. Jai Hind ]

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  • Christopher D’Souza, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    Further to IVAN FERNANDES, Udupi and Mr.India Udupi's comment……Dear Christian Brothers and Sisters, if you have voted to BJP, pledge today that you will never ever vote BJP again......

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  • Satish Kote- Dubai , Kallianpur- ududpi

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    This really bad.. govt should taken preventive measure to stop this re occurance. and also please put behind bars those people who does convertion ...

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  • clerance D'silva, kallianpur/mumbai

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    It is very shameful act of so called bajarang dal activists.Hope the culprits will be put behind bar.Lets not take law in our hands like those miscreants

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  • Ronald, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    It is surprising that no statement from elected law makers. Atleast to say whether they are supports of Bhajrang attacks or they would like to continue the same or they regret it? During MLA's wife's incident, Home minister was full time busy giving statements. When Mangalore is burning he is into deep silence! How about that?

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  • Ramkrishna Hegde, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    Dear christian brothers dont spare any of bajrangi's..Hit them Back and show them the power of christians in mangalore.

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  • Rovand, Bangalore, UK

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    Its a shame on Orissa. The Staines were burned alive, hundreds have been burnt alive since then, thousands rendered homeless. Is this Hinduism. No. True Hinduism doesn't preach this. Stop leaving Hinduism by setting an example and serving the Hindu People.

    Discrimination within the religion, neglect of the religious values and a carefree attitude had made people leave Hinduism to seel Solace in Isalm, Christianity, Buddhism andn even Ateism. So what will Bajrang Dal do if a Hindu becomes an Atheist? Set your home in oreder and Hindus will remain Hindus. The ongoing vioelce is not to protect Hinduism but to create a communa divide by Bajrand Dal, VHP and the BJP.

    The Word Organizations like the Human Rights Organization, Amnesty international and the like should step in and emabarass India. Let Bajrang Dal stop takng in funds earned from Christain and Muslim countiries by their donors if they are so steadfast in thier belief against Muslims and Christians in India.

    Just imagine what will happen to the Hindu brethren all over the World if Muslims and Christians were to retalliate. But this will not happen as Musilms ans Christains along with the peace loving Hindus (not Bajran dal or VHP members) will live in harmony with love as the priority. Orissa should have taken proper steps to counter this intense communal feelings. Shame on the Orissa government which looks totally uncivilized and a government for the stone-age.Its not too Late Mr.Patnaik.

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  • Naveen Kamath, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    The Bajrang Dal are very big kind of TERRORISTS in India.. Its a shame and whole world is laughing at their acts. they behave ignorant and like illiterate people. their ruling of state should be REMOVED soon as they are not fit leaders. they are shameless and degrade all HINDUS in whole world eyes.... what a shame we have to face when we go outside INDIA??????..

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  • divya, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 15 2008

    When other religion people practice their faith in temples in U.S/U.K ...Does any religious organizations go & attack them ? Then why in India? India is supposed to be a democratic & secular country? This is what they mean by democracy & secularism? Hurting & attacking innocent people..Even the cops are supporting such activists...

    There is no justice to the minorities at all...This is a bad example after Gujrath riots. This horrendous act should be condemned..We Christians should get together & protest such false claim against conversion. Nobody is above law...

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    This is pushing things too Far. CHRISTIANS RESORTING TO VIOLENCE? LATI CHARGE AGAINST NUNS AND LADIES ? GOOD STAGE PLAY BY RSS/BJP/VHP AND BD. It is enough no one will believe it. WHY DID THE POLICE HAVE TO RESORT TO LATI CHARGE ON A PEACEFUL PROTEST ??? are these real police on beds? or Is the home ministry acting out a drama to hide

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  • wilfred, mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    This was bound to happen. With the BJP govt in the state the VHP and Bajranh dal have got strenght. It is a matter of time when their aggresion becomes stronger. They have preyed on the fact that Christians are easy going and have no unity. However, they have been proved wrong. We need to form a strong front or else all minorities in India , christians included will face the same fate of Jews in Germany under Hitler or the ethnic cleansing that occured in east Europe after the fall of the East block. We need to show our might soon. AN eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. So be it.

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  • Vinod, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    This provocation by Bajrang Dal was unnecessary. It is really sad to witness that Police Forces are acting as agents of Sangh Parivar. Yet, there is no statement from BJP govt. Where is Mr. Yogish Bhat ? Where is Palemar ? BJP and its leaders have shown the true color and their fascist attitude. We all must protest.

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  • Harsha, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    My Brothers..you could have demonstrated peaceful protest for forceful convertion.. we the catholics would have supported ur sentiments..and have promted for action against the culprits..what does your conscience say...I condemn conversion.. well i Condemn Bajiis acts ...What did you gain and what have u lost.. Think from your heart..you will have your answer.. we all are paving a way for other forces to destroy our peaceful Nation..Will we be able to say proudly we the Indians are peace loving country..?

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  • Elias , Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Our CM goes to Chicago " A Christian Country" to beg for money. What a shame!! And these. Let these so called Bajrang Dal cowards who are against Western Culture go hide their faces. WHAT A SHAME !!! India is a secular country. If these Bajrang dal cowards think that it is a Hindu country & want to wipe off Christanity they can never do this in their wildest dreams... All religions believe in peace. Let these people refer the dictionary to know the meaning of it.

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  • kenneth, bajpe

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    very sad incident

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  • satish, mangalore/Dubai

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

     Punish all the curprits first.

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  • John, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    When you all start allowing SC/ST lower caste people in to your temple and treat them equally conversion will stop!!!

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  • Alfred, Bendoor

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Hi Sadashiv - what are you trying to say? Christians did it? In the Muslim world (Gulf) we have hundreds of Hindus and Christians protected by the Governement here. You being a majority should take care of your minority brothers.

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  • TITUS, MANGALORE

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    HI REGI I WISH YOUR COMMENTS WILL BE CONSIDERED SERIOULSY BY OUR COMMUNITY & MOTIVATE THE YOUTH TO JOIN THOSE DEPARTMENT.

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  • Joe Prasad, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Where is the KRV. Our famous Karnataka and Kannada Rakshana Vedike. They are supposed to protect Kannadigas and their property and fight for their rights. Kannada churches and Kannadigas are being attacked by the north Indian communal forces such as Bajrang Dal. Why are the KRV keeping quiet. Are they planning to become HRV Hindu Rakshana Vedike to please the BJP and become a Hindu party,instead of saving Karnataka. The BJP are bringing all their election campaigners, Bajrang Dal, VHP and RSS to Karnataka after they won elections here and, our local parties are losing their identities, and communal tension is on the rise in Karnataka, which is the BJP trademark in all states that they rule. They talk of national security, but kill the minority Indian citizens.

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  • Michelle, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    when did india become a hindu country from secular country? dont v have the right in this country?

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  • Sandhya, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Lord Forgive them they don't know what they are doing.....

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  • Juliana Pereira, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    where is it written in the indian constitution that majorities can attack on minorities???

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  • Roshan Monteiro, Omzoor (Israel)

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Where is our BJP govt? Now they want peace or quarrel? This is very shame for our state. Please protect all our minority people.

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  • Ronald, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    The police who damaged own vehicles and lathi charge will get promoted for creating impression that Catholic protest is violent.

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  • Joe , Mangalore/ Dubai

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    We have chosen the bad Govt Which always do the comunal roits.

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  • Dr.Caron,

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    dear Mr. Kishore.. the sarcasm in your comment is so obvious.. no one can brand another as anything. only God's the judge. if you've done no wrong to others then you're as innocent and peace loving as the rest of us. let's all not fight but remain as United India

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  • Vivian D'souza, Dubai

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Bajrang Dal and VHP or any parties associated with these parties should be ban from politics. Law should be one for every one. These parties are attacking the minority Public, if they are political parties they should fight a political war and prove their credibility.

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  • Regi, Bahrain

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    20 Years ago, in my Church Youth Group,( In Bombay ) I had made a request that our community youth should join the Police, Army, IAS & Politics. Everyone including my parents were against it. Our religion & our Preists have made us impotent. The need of the hour is to be vigilant, Strong, Action oriented.No one fears us, our vote bank is so minute, no one cares for us. As there is no fear, every party / hooligans are creating trouble for us & gets away with it. Create a organisation to make ourselves strong before we go and make others into Christians. Spend money on our families & organisations. Lets become a force to reckon with.... Please read my message & print it..this is prophetic..I saw this 20 years back..unfortunately its become the need of the hour... Hope this does not spread into other parts of the country.. Regi

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  • Sadashiv, Manipal/Bangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    It is sad that people are becoming violent day by day. Christians and muslims should understand that Freedom of religion should not be taken as freedom for abusing Hinduism and attacking. Whatver violence is bad. All steps should be taken to prevent further violence.

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  • Sripathi Acharya, United Kingdom

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Grow up!!!

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  • Alfred D'Souza, Bendoor /Dubai

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    I plead with every Patriotic Christian, Hindu, Muslim and other religious person to come out and condemn this act of terror by these miscreants. Please do not waste your vote next time around, please vote sensibly and elect the pro-national candidates. Without Political backing, these incidents can not take palce. It bleeds my heart to see such a peace loving place is turned into a violent zone by Bajrangdal. Why can't they fight the Terrorist in Kashmir... they do not have the guts to do so. Jai Hind

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  • Derma doctor, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    This is a call for all christians to come out of their houses and VOTE on polling days.This holds true esp for the so called educated groups!!

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  • A. Sequeira, Mangalore/Ireland

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Its a shock to Christian community. first in Orissa, the preists & nunsr prosecuted & now the dwelling place of God is been destroyed. Jesus said, 'when u hear about earthquakes/ wars/ persecution of people for my sake & destruction of holy places, think that the world is coming to an end.' Now I feel is this the hint for all of us that we ourselves are setting the ladder for our destruction? Indeed, India need not wait for Pakistan or any other country to attack for the third world war because Hindus will initiate & destroy India very soon.

    All Hindu community, who have been healed by visiting the Holy Christian places of Jesus, today do come forward & tell ur hindu bhajrangdal the divine graces of Lord Jesus Christ. May the same lord heal these peoples' criminal minds and bring the inner healings. May God bless all of us & keep us united.

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  • Praveen, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Dear Kishore, Do you understnd the religious harmony & Secularism. Your comment not worthy to read & dont blind your self with the real happenings.

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  • Melwyn D'Souza, Kulshekar / Mumbai

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    These bloody hooligans should be kicked out of india and dumped in the prisons in Kalapani Andaman. Oh God please come to the rescue. Lets all proclaim the word of peace .

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  • Avilar D'Souza , Mumbai

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Really so sad to here, this is happening all the time, all over the places, we should have unity for Peace and Justices. ...hope all are fine there...and Pray to "God"

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  • Vinay D'souza, vittal, mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    There was a peaceful protest going on in the evening , police themselves started lathi charge,teargas, firing, for no reason. police damaged many vehicle, they even through stones and teargas container in to the Milagris church compound when Holy Mass was going on.several people injured when I was there!!. police force is not protecting, but creating problems.Media is not ready to publish the truth, shame to our nation!!

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  • gopalakrishana, UK

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Dear Daijiworld could you please give us the name and address of Bajaranga Dal head of Mangalore...

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  • Avilar D'Souza , Mumbai

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Really so sad to hear, this is happening all the time, all over the places, we should have unity for Peace and Justices. ...hope all are fine there...and Pray to "God"

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  • Serrao, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    The bajrang Dal has just shown how damn ignorant they are!If they had a problem with the NEW LIFE group they should have asked them to stop instead of acting like the hooligans they are! What was the use of attacking four men and fifteen women who were praying silently in a chapel? And its no use saying that they were attacking only the NEW LIFE! today it's them.........tomorrow is it going to be PROTESTANTS and then the CATHOLICS???????

    And if they researched it that well what made them attack the Adoration Monastery? And does it make sense to vent their ignorant ire on statues of a GOD! We might yet forgive but forgetting is out of the question! And thats what we get for voting the BJP into power!!!!!!!!!! A thouroughly irritated Catholic!

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  • shaukath, manglore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    It is a very sad /bad news,and this kind of attacks they are not doing for theire religion this is to show only at the first government should ban this snagha parivar and VHP our government saying only that they dont support terrorirsm but they do.

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  • Brijesh, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Oh God! whats going on ? my dear people of Mangalore, please be calm. please dont get into the violence. I am a soldier of Indian Army, serving for the country with brothers of other all religion to protect the country from enemies.

    Now why should we do that leaving my home, my parents for the sake of country, when u people fight each other. When there is Church, Temple, mosque - then why this Bajrangdal, New Life, SIMI, Christian Student Union, etc etc.

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  • kathy, hongkong

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    As bjp ask to brand simi as terrorist orgamisation why can't the nation ask for bajarangdal to brand as terrorist organisation and praveen togadia as a father and founder of terrorist organisation.i dont understand why government taking the double standard, may be just because they are growing under the influence of bjp.These bajarangis have never seen doing any kind of social work ans most of them are either uneducated or alcoholics. I think they need some kind of education otherwise days are not far for them to become sucide bombers and blow in churches

    If somebody forced to convert to christianity then culprits should be punished by the proper authorities.. but if somebody wish to choose his own religion then no one should raise the question about it. But I think bajarangis are just try to trouble peaceful christians in the name of conversions. Time for them to seek for penance

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  • Nandakishore, mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    I strongly condemn this act by the bajrang dal. The police should arrest Mahendra Kumar of the bajrang dal.Also the state home minister should resign. He is a doctor and is busy enjoying in Bangalore.

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  • Ronald, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    BJP Govt, resign and go to Himalaya!!!!! Also carry your Saints DV Sadananda Gowda & Nagaraj Shetty!!!!! BJP along with Bhajarangi & RSS are Nalayaks.

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  • Prema flavia nazareth, moodbidri hospet

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    India being a secular country , all religion should be respected. the majorities should stop these communal riots against minorities. where is our right to live.right to religion is indian citizen's fundamental right.so mr. yediyurappa think that we have also supported u in ur elections....why dont u remember al this in ur good days and its ur duty and responsibility to protect us...bajarang dal..u have disrespected jesus ,u will surely pay for it..we want justice!!!!

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  • vinayak, mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    why all are blaming bajrang dal?? why must we keep quiet if Hindu's gods r attacked by writing? and we will do anything to for hinduism and to save it

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  • prema flavia nazareth, moodbidri hospet

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    India being a secular country , all religion should be respected. the majority should stop these communal riots against minorities. where is our right to live.right to religion is indian citizen's fundamental right.so mr. yediyurappa think that we have also supported u in ur elections....why dont u remember al this in ur good days and its ur duty and responsibility to protect us...we want justice!!!!

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  • john , moodbidri

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    thank god atleast oscar is present in the city after everything ends.

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  • Mr India, udipi

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Instead of having sticks and cutters we should have voting cards in our hands. Bad people are elected because good people dont vote!!! Wake up christians its never too late.

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  • LAWRENCE, KATEEL /DUBAI

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    THANKS DAIJIWORLD  FOR NEWS ALERTS.

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  • Archana nayak, mangalore, kadri

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    will someone be kind enough to explain what exactly is ths " new life"???? i realy want to know...

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  • Prem Colaco, Sakleshpur/Muscat

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    I strongly condemn this Barbaric act. The so called unemployed youth are forced into such activities funded by the SAFFRON ORGANISATIONS in Mangalore and beyond.I request the authorities to first fix the law and order to gain communal peace . If `New Life` is the cause of concern ...question them do not harm other christians . This is the first time BJP in Karnataka has come to power ...what better example can you find than these atrocities on people .Mr Yeddi I hope your hearing ....better act fast else you will be doomed.

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  • Kishore, DUBAI

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    God , I am a Hindu. No one called me Terrorist before. How I become Terrorist. Who made me terrorist. Christian Brothers are so innocent. Muslim brothers are peace lovers. If they made me terrorist, please forgive them don't punish them.

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  • Violet Monteiro, Kuwait

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    We are talking about the Government, the Government is not showing any authority over all these issues that takes place regarding hurting the christian sentiments. They are quiet about these issues, they want to bring strict rules regarding banning conversion. India being a democratic country cannot impose rules on who want to follow what religion. Why ban conversion ?

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  • Abdul Rizwan, Mangalore/Abu dhabi

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    India is a Republic country or not ? Then How Bajrag Dal People are taking the law in there Hand, This is Rubbish.

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  • marissa, mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Dear Mr.Rafiq, I share your sentiments and as Indians we should be all united and put away all differnces.

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  • ABDUL SARFRAZ, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Dear christian brothers, This is the time to make unity and protest the violation created by Bajarangdal. The pictures was terrible, and we have to make our contribution in form of the protest and make them pay for what they done.

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  • Vinod Nazareth, Moodbidri

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Those Bajrang dal people are rubbish. I have seen pics of orissa about the incident.the government should do somthing about it.but we must stay calm and hope that violance stops. It says that we have all right to our religion but looks like the government forgot the rules.

    All my fellow Christians..don't be afraid, and don't get into violence, follow the path of Jesus.We can defeat all these neo-Hitlers with with non-violence.

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  • joe Gonsalves, Mangalore/U.S.A.

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    It is a matter of great regret that The Adoration Monastry has come under attack. The poor nuns inside this Cloistered Home are a prayerful lot. They do not have any other occupation except to intercede with God for the betterment of people. I may add that even just now they are praying for the persons who attacked the convent.

     It is good to see that The D.C.and the Superintendent of Police have quickly controlled the situation and imposed necessary section to ensure that the people do not get unruly. Congrats to Mr. Kumar on the way he has restored the situation to normalcy. India is a secular Country with every person having his right to practice any religion of his choice and in the context of this it is hoped that better discretion prevails so that India projects a good image not only to the people within but also to other nations. There is so much to be done and therefore let us concentrate on building a strong nation irrespective of politics.

    Let us respect the rights of every one and let PEACE prevail. We are fortunate that in Mangalore we have a good set of officials who are quick in taking remedial measures in difficult situations. Kudos to the D.C Mr. Mahashwar Rao, and S.P. Mr. Kumar. In good administration the functioning goes on effectively even in the absence of The top Authority and here is a case where The S.P. has acted most efficiently in the absence of The I.G.P. Mr. A.M. Prasad. Joe Gonsalves

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  • Padmanabha Shenoy, Udupi /Dammam Saudi Arabia

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    My heart really broke today. If there is conversion going on illegaly there are police to stop it. If BajrangDal want to handle this handle with dialogues not taking the law into hand. Dear Home minister, Mr. Acharya, wakeup and punish this miscreants severly so that they will never commit such mistakes.

    Mind that christians too voted you to come into power so please safeguard them. Oh Bajarangdal please dont hurt innocent people. As you sow so you reap.

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  • Rafique, Bangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Should we term this as act as Hindu terrorism?I know it would hurt the sentiments of our hindu brothers,because all Hindus are not Bajrangis. Bajrang Dal,VHP and other saffron outfits should also be declared as terrorist organisation in line with the so called SIMI,Indian Mujahideen etc. Respect differences and celebrate similarities.This is unity in diversity..

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  • abdul kareem, mangalore /Dubai

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    I strongly condemn these miscreants and hope culprits will be put behind bars. Very very sad to hear the news . We are all praying for u . I feel BJP government is purposely doing these kind of acivity with police force such as Bajrang dal and Rss. We have to boycot the government and fight against government until we get justice

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  • Leon dsouza, kemman/blore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Black day in the history of mangalore. These are the new generation of "tippu sultans" who are trying to horrify christians in our district but remember that the religious persecution will enhance our faith rather than killing it

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  • Denzil D'souza, Mangalore/Bandra/Borivli/Qatar

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    I feel the need of the hour is to shake the Political leadership in the country.We need the highest level of Government intervention now.Enough is enough!

    1)Firstly,I suggest all Catholic Christians all over the country should be alerted and Church Bells in all Parishes all over the country,should be rung Continously for 24 hours.Let the sound of the Church bells wake up this sleeping goverment and unite Catholics all over the country.Just imagine the collective sound of Church Bells ringing all over the country.It will attract the attention of the world.I call upon our faithful bretheren in Goa,Bombay & whole country to unite and spread the call for protest.We have the best organisation in our Church and the CBCI and Various Archdiocese should organise peaceful protest marches all over the country.

    2)Secondly,the CBCI & Archdiocese should come out with list of all the outlawed Sects like New lIfe Church,Jehova's Witnesses,Children of God etc etc which are not under the affiliation of the catholic church and make an official Statement dis-associating themselves from these groups and their Conversion activities.

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  • Derick, kulshekar

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Yadiyurappa is the greatest terorist ... a man without soul. I wish he should be caged in mysooru zoo for betterment of Karnataka

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  • Sathish / naven, kateel / kuwait

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    This is very bad news for all the christians. So now wakeup all the Christians& protest. May the lord Jesus christ help the christian to stay safe in the world.

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  • Daniel Prabhu, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Oh Bhajrang Dal Leader Mahendra Kumar,you are an idiot as you cant deffentiate between Catholics and New Life.You are a Hindu terrorist need to be hanged.

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  • Dolphy, mangalore,Dubai

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Very shameful to all Manglorean people. Now I want to ask Mr Franklin Monteiro of minority morcha who was supporting education minister can we protest now?

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  • Viju, udupi

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Can we fight for a new state for us. or a new country for us. I am not happy with india. I dont love it any more.

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  • Urpal, Mlore,IND/Dmm,KSA

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    As we expected it is heartbreaking to note that the Government is working on a scheme of upgrading on the basis of the “DIVIDE AND RULE” rather than on the basis of “UNITY”

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  • Darryl Madtha, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    This is too much .. "State Bajarang Dal president says, this is NOT an attack on Catholic Churches, but it targets 'New Life' group " Bhajarang Dal is clearly a terrorist group.

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  • Kiran, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    All the BJP politicians need to be hanged. Right form the home minister to the Coastal Develpoment authority chief.. aka Nagaraj Shetty. This is the handy work of jobless vagabonds and goons aka Bhajarangis. These are a bunch of antisocial elements who have now donned the robe of moral policing.

    Do you think that they have any moral standing at all. I think it is time for us to unite and tell the world that enough is enough. This is a free country and right to religion is our fundamental right. No one can stop us from practising our religion.

    I hope all the cathoilcs who voted BJP to power now know what it is to feed a viper. BJP has shed its sheep's clothing and the wolf is on the prowl. Few years back such things were unimaginable in mangalore. This is happening now because of the strong backing of the political bosses who are religious fundamentalists

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  • Cyprian, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Bajrang Dal is attacking all Church's and prayer centres. Mentality of these people are so cheap. they send their children to Christian schools for better education and yet they want to burn churches. Its high time we christians stop this nonsense and retaliate back very hard, arnt we capable of this.

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  • cynthia &Vincent dsouza, bahrain

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    We strongly condemn these miscreants and hope culprits will be put behind bars. Very very sad to hear the news . We are all praying for u .

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  • domingo, philippines

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    It is not good to advice those people for revenge, I am a filipino but my symphathy is within those people who believe in GOD, I am not a catholic but one thing I want you to know guys lets just respect everyones religion, After all we are all believe in GOD the father of all. Let  GOD punish those people who made all of this things. May GOD bless us all.

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  • Usman Abbas, UDUPI

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Dear Christian Brothers: Now u can wake up and fight for justice because this is too much and hur human feelings. They first attacked muslim religion and now for christian religion. We have to punish those persons who ever involved in this incident not the innocent.

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  • Steevan , MangalorelSharjah

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    What the hell you bajrandal think ,, First you attacked Muslims and now christians , what you all people wanna proove?? Bajrandal is the number 1 terrorist group in India, I think our govt should ban on this Bajrangdal,,or else these idiots will eat up our entire India and then our govt has to make a separate country for Christians, Muslims and Hindus, so that we can stay in peace , Dont think we christians are Minority, even we can attack your temple , but we are all educated and we respect all Hindus as our brothers and sisters so beware of this DONT MAKE KARNATAKA AS 2nd GUJARATH

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  • Vinson Vaz, Kadri, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    I strongly agree with Winston here who has commented saying this is a result of the new life/born again/Jehovah etc etc which has sprung up in the recent years. It brings a bad name to all christians. What is the need to change their religion, the religion they are born in. what is the need to convert people, what is the need to get more people to join these new sects.

     I also need to ask who are we, christians to social service the whole world? If the politicians and the government officials show no sympathy to the back trodden of India we are nobody to selflessly work for the betterment of these down trodden. These radical outfits know that once these down trodden become educated or learn to know their rights, then they cannot be exploited, which is what these radical groups want, and there we christians come into the picture, doing GHANDIGIRI...! The world is going to the dogs, especially India. In fact if one looks into history, one can see how the native Red Indians lost their land to the so called white Americans, the same with the Australian Aborigines. They were all exploited and looted but when they woke up to their rights there was no stopping them back. In fact I wanted to mention it a ling time ago.

    We should not blame all hindus for the heinous crimes and atrocities committed against humanity against mankind. For the careless, irresponsible acts of some radical groups like the Bajrang Dal, all Hindus cannot be blamed. Similarly for random acts of some muslims, all muslims cannot be blamed. Finally the Mangalorean Christians who were deemed to be calm, poised, selfless and hardworking citizens have woken up. I sincerely appreciate their resorting to this outburst. All I hope and pray they will not take the law into their own hands, and I am sincerely against destroying public property and harm to individuals. Resort to such strikes and bundh's and the hooligans will learn a lesson they will never forget. People of all caste or communities need to learn to live in harmony, but if ones peace is threatened, one should always stand up for his/her right.

    We are a educated lot and our powers and strength are always undermined. Its time for all to see what christians can do too, by standing up for their rights and by demanding a right to coexist peacefully side by side with people of all religions. JAI HIND!

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  • Ozie Cutinha, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Bajrang Dal cannot do these things without the support of BJP. The people in Sangh Parivar cannot see people living in peace. Their mantra is divide and rule to remain in power. These things have not happened when Congress party was in power. We will have to regret our entire life for bringing parties with hidden communal agenda to power.

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  • Ronald, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    BJP can not survive without RSS & Bhajarngi because of the votes. There are plenty unemloyed, not willing to work, delighted to take this Bhajaragi profession. In reality Undivided DK can come back to normal only if RSS & Bhajrangi is banned.

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  • Francis, Moodabidri / Sharjah

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Mr. Ashok can pls count and tell the nos. that hindus converted in to christianity ?? dont be a tail for others. comeout from the bajrangi colour and you will come to know what is real thing.

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  • IVAN FERNANDES, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    100 days of BJP government!!!! What a celebration !!! To all those christians who voted the BJP in - Well done !

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  • Rajesh Veigas, Mangalore/bahrain

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    MR. Yogesh Bhat and Mr Krishna Palemar ,,, Where r u ? why no response from you ,,, thousand of christans voted for you ,,, remember we christans don't look in to Party and religion. Our party and religion is Love one another .. but what is happening in Mangalore? Jesus Christ Forgive them .... Make their heart melt , make them feel Ur love,, convert their heart into Christianity as u did for Saul ... ( now St Paul ) ..... Pray for them

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  • Aruna Menezes, mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Dear brothers donot do this inhuman act . Please stop this activities of destroying spiritual places and harming people. GOD BLESS YOU.

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  • A SHETTY, MANGALORE / AUSTRALIA

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    culprits should be punished for life time,

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  • JERALD MORAS, Kuppepadauv / Calgary, Canada

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Very sad, disgraceful, horrendous… our country is terrorist. There is anarchy all around. It is time to fight holy war. I can foresee outcome of this event would have great impact on India from world wide.

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  • ashokpai, bangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    punish them both, new life and bajrang dal. punish all the politicians involved in dividing people - polarising them and carving vote banks out of them. no one wins with violence but politicians and goondas.

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  • Ashok Kumar, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    I strongly condem this attack. In a democtratic country no one has right to oppose if some one wiilingly choose religion. It is shame on India. Ultimately india is producing few more terrorist in the form of VHP, Bajrang dal etc. Govt has to take strong action to avoid any further damage to the society. We as christion always first to forgive such miscreants but it is not our weakness that we cant do anything. Please bear that in mind.

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  • Ravindranath Shetty, Mangalore/Sharjah

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Brother Glenn Suares, No religion preach voilance or support killing of innocent lifes. Terrorist are only terrorists. Let us not validate their acts by calling them Hindu trrorists or Christian Terrorist or Muslim terrorist. No religion support trrorism. We indians must unit together and fight any form terrorism as an Indian only.

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  • VINOD WIFRED TAURO & FLY, MADANTHYAR,DUBAI

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Our own so called educated people of Mangalore do not want to live in peace and harmony....it is an attack on all christian community....we must protest in a peaceful manner against all this type of cruel attrocities...

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  • William Lobo, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Mr. Ashok , Udupi . Kindly note that Christianity is not about conversion and our faith is very strong and are not worried about our minority status. You see we DO NOT NEED A POLITICAL PARTY TO REPRESENT OUR RELIGION as we do not mix poltics with religion like the way BJP and its terror outfits do. Unfortunately Our Hindu Brethen are fed with false stories of conversion so that they may see justification in such attacks.Its really cheap on part of the BJP who has shown their true communal colours and tried to polarize the country.

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  • Suman, Bondel, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Where is Krishna Palemar now? Hiding?

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  • Lynsha, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    It is our time of test. Let us be united n keep up the spirit of oneness.This struggle is ours .let us be one in this struggle for they can destroy our churches but not the lord in us.

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  • Vinod, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Hi Sathya, What a joke? You think Bajrang Dal is trying to harm BJP now? For your kind information Bajrang Dal has claimed responsibility to this event. So don't try to find an excuse and defend BJP. If something needs to be condemned, we must rise above party line and protest against the injustice.

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Restraint bretheren. Peace. That's what Jesus taught. Not an eye for an eye. Miscreants don't know what they do. May God enlighten them.

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  • Simon Lasrado, Sullia/Bengaluru

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    If this continues,soon Christians will become like lions and attack those who attack our churches.Be courageous Christians,destroy those who tries to destroy u.BJP Government's kid Bajrang Dal is other face of SIMI.If the present govt.has the guts,let them ban this group 'Bajrang Dal"VHP and RSS immidietely.

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  • Abhilash, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Though the bajrang dal activists have to be condemned for the attack the christian missionaries have to understand that they will be continuously be attacked until they stop forceful conversions and they know that this is the cause. So missionaries please wake up and start propagating peace sincerely and not act like a bunch of hypocrites.

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  • Md. saleem malar, Malar

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    we the people of mangalore used to live together happily irrespective of caste creed religion like brothers and sisters because we elected bjp govt in karnataka now it has become one more gujarath and this is one of the sample of them if we dont fight against this coward activity they day is not far this people will attack each of the house minority and rape the women and burn the house mangalore will no more a safe place to live this is really a shame for all of us

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  • Ajay Dsouza, Puttur, Dubai

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Is India a secular country or not? Is India a Democratic country or not? Is Independance is ther in India or not? Is Hindun community is a peaceful and wild community or a uncultured, illetaterate, rude one? Is Bhagavadgeeta or Lord Krishna / Lord Rama tought you to do all these? My Dear BJP leaders and Bhajarang Dal Hindu Brothers and sisters just think for a moment ang give me answers. Govt should look into this matter seriously and act on this immedeately...

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  • jacky, mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    This is a request with bajarangdal members and all other sangh parivar members "STOP THIS VIOLATION RIGHT NOW OR YOU WILL PAY FOR IT "Who has given right to you people to hurt other religions.

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  • Yeasy, Mlore/Malta

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Be it Gujarat, Orissa, MP, or South Canara ! On the one side just a claim - 'big democracy', tolerant religion - on the other, worse than animal world. Just see some photos in these web pages, its more than mere anger, malicious ill-will.

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  • peter, kuwait, Goa

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    I strongly condem Bajrang Dal and their evil plots, they are out to bring misunderstanding among hindus and christians

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  • Sathya, K'pur

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    This is a political game... making people to hate BJP. To consolidate negative impression created by Modi's claim they are creating nuisance in the hindu/other communities harming communal harmony. This is also kind of terrorism which leads to anti national terrorism. People should be severely funished.

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  • Lancy Furtado, Dubai, UAE

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    This is total inhuman and cheap mentality of the culprits.They should be punished.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves , Bannur Puttur/Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Dear Christians, I urge all of you not to loose patience. Violence incites Violence. Our sword is not a material sword but a SPIRITUAL SWORD. Saul was persecuting the church finally he became Paul. Mark 14:38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak."

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  • Glenn Suares, Mumbai

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    These Hindu terrorists need to be stopped at all costs. Otherwise, minorities will have no place to stay in Mumbai.

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  • Clavn, Padmanoor

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    God please forgive them, they don't know whwt they are doing.

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  • Alex Lewis, Kemmannu/Dubai

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    I Agree with the comments of Jude, Mangalore, Dubai. People of All faiths must join and protest to bring back the peaceful autmosphere of Mangalore.

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  • Abdulla Madumoole, Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Now these thugs know that whatever they do, they can get away with it. Whether Cong government or BJP government, all are giving a blind eye. It is high time forIndian politicians to open their eyes and check the outgrowth of this poisonous weed.Else we need not wait more to see India becoming another Ethiopia or Somalia. God save India.

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  • Winston Fernandes, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    We Christians should punish first New Life Group. They are even pulling Roman Catholics to their Group. They are saying all lies like those who follow them don't have death & so many things & also they are converting people by their money power.

    WE should not blame Hindus or any Hindu group for this, it's only our people & other Christian groups inviting trouble for all of us. Can we kick out NEW LIFE GROUP at first priority?

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  • Winston Fernandes, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    We Christians should punish first New Life Group. They are even pulling Roman Catholics to their Group. They are saying all lies like those who follow them don't have death & so many things & also they are converting people by their money power. WE should not blame Hindus or any Hindu group for this, it's only our people & other Christian groups inviting trouble for all of us. Can we kick out NEW LIFE GROUP at first priority?

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  • Reginold Pinto, Thottam/Kuwait

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    This is really a unfortunate incident in our home town. We use to hear in our childhood time, the communal disturbance in North India. Now it is spreaded to our own home town, because of the Communal Government ruling the State of Karnataka, which is supporting these kind of activities/disturbance for their benefits.

    Orissa is over, now they are spreading in our Mangalore. Hope the Central Government will interfear and will do the needful to protect and safeguard the constitutional rights of the religions. Reginold Pinto Thottam/Kuwait.

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  • Vivian,

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    It is very sad news. shoud take action towards them if our people comes togeter, then they can know what will happen

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  • Joyce , UAE

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    India is a secular country. In this era it is shocking that we do have such illiterates who are fighting in the name of religion. They are real cowards. What do they get doing such an action? Our God is a strong one and he will show his miracle. We have to keep our faith going strong.

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  • Diana, mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    People are free to follow any religion they wish and christians have done so much good for the country and i am sure u too would have studied in a christian institute..even the language u have written this message is in english so y dont u write this in ur state or indian language?why then do u call India a free democratic,secular and a social country?the only way to tackle this is to to consider everyone as your brotherin irrespective of your cast religion and creed

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    I think by now we know who the real terrorists of this nation are.

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  • Shanveer, mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Our constitution gives us to practise and preach any relegion..and its our birth right.....but people are taking law in their hands.is our counry really democratic...

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  • Gregory Fernandes, PERNANKILA/MANGALORE

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Is Bajarang Dal is above law. If anybody has committed mistake, let the law of land punish them. Why this vandalism. The simultanious attack at different places, reveal that bajarang dal is testing its future battle plans. Christians are the only lot on whom these type of testing can be made. It is time for Christians also now to come to street and protest.

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  • Rakesh Dsouza, Mangalore, Dubai.

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    What is the meaning of democracy and in which way it is followed in India? Who is Bhajarang Dal or Sanga Parivar to attack on other communities? who authorised you to do this? Does any law and order is there to safeguard the public rights in this so called democratic country? Our ruling BJP Govt should answer to this question.....

    This is the first time BJP came on rule in Karnataka and first time there is a attack on Christian community in mangalore.. Does any more example is required to prove the communal partiality of BJP Govt....If Bhajarang Dal attacked on New Life..community then why they went to Milagrese Church and destroyed church premises...? What the hell BJP gove in Karnataka and Central Govt is sleeping or what? where is the words of Mr.Yediyurappa(CM)? where he is now? This is the height of illeteracy and non sense of Bhajarang Dal...Why can't the Govt. put a bann on all these associations which spoils law and order in the society... My Dear Bhajarang Dal and Sanga Parivar friends...first you look at yourself and then towards others.

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  • ashok, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    I strongly condemm these attacks & I strongly agree with Mr. Sandeep Mangalore. Why christianity & convertion going hand by hand? Is convertion integral part of Christanity or are they worried about thier minority. Why majority people wake up so lately?

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  • Ranjith, mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    A few voices here and there.. after a few days or within a few hours the bajrang dal activists are released without proper proof.. this is Mangalore.. and our people elected BJP to be the game planner for sang pariwar groups... everything can be solved.. just ban the outfit that was responsible for the death of mahatma gandhi..raid their addas.. i m sure half the problems will be solved.. im sure that our useless police are also hand in glove with these people...

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  • Amreen, Dubai, UAE

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    I cannot understand Bajrang Dal. They accuse Christians for converting Hindus. I ask this Bajrang Dal, rather than playing mafia.. can they use their energies for the benefit of the state? The condition of roads are terrible. Frequent power cuts. And many many many more issues of the state which need ATTENTION! You guys need to alleviate people for the 'actual problems'. Stop playing petty politics and get down to some real work. We most definately dont need vandalism and social security threats from Indians themselves!

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  • Abhishek, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    So long as the conversions take place by luring and trapping people to a particular religion...such frictions and fights will follow..be it any religion..people will start taking law into their own hands. It is a real threat to our democracy..

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  • Jude, Mangalore Dubai

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    I read in the latest update of the gathering of christian youth at Bejai and Hampankatta. I call upon secular and peaceloving people of all faiths to join them in hundreds and lead the protest. Make it known to these bunch of hooligans and filth from the VHP and Bajrang Dal that we the people of India are strong enough and that we will fight them and destroy them before they destroy our country. It is time to ban these organizations and put their leaders behind bars. This is a virus that has to be killed now before it infects all of us.

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  • RODNEY MORAS, MANGLORE

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Where is the police rit now. On the gherao performed few days ago they arrested many..wy cant they do it now. what rights you have to attack on prayer centers, wether its, new life or roman catholics. Do not provoke us to take actions and dont make us to get on the streets, you guys will become a problem for urselve's then. mind it cowards. i din't understand wat suitable words to use on the miscreants.

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  • raymondo, mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    This is not an act done with a good purpose. the peaceful atmosfere around mangalore is disturbed just because of some people those who are working towards personal prejudices. very soon the good Lord will shower the his abundant blessings on them so that they may see the love of God

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  • Coutinho, Kuwait, Mangalore, Kuwait

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    This is an outrage. What difference does it make whether New life or Catholic. We are a democracy. people have the right to choose whatever form of worship they believe in. Are the Bajrang Dal or RSS any authority to decide? Who gave the legal status? May they not invite curses on themselvs by desecrating our Holy of Holies , The Blessed Sacrament. I really want to see what legal action is going to be taken against them.

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  • Raymond,

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Is our patience not running out ? Is our blood not boiling ? is that we are cowards? or all guys wearing bangles and sitting at home ? or our peace loving attutude has sent a wrong signal to baj rang dal telling that we are sheep and they can experiment on us ? Our churches have made us Sheep i guess...hence no one is retaliting . We need a proper plan to counter the the people who attack us for no reason and taught a proper lesson .

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  • Vishal D'Souza, Mangalore / Bangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Due to the NEW LIFE groups misadventure all christians will be blamed now. New life group should be thrown out as they are indulging in Conversion ,i saw many people converted by this group. We have many people converted by means of money but some intelligent people collected money & later on returned to their old faith. Baj rang Dal don't attack Christians, ask your brothers & sisters to collect money & return to their original faith, it's a quite good move ,so at least poor are benfitted through their motive.

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  • santhosh, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Where is now Franklien Montero BJP alpasankaytha morch come now and give statements,Or leave that party.I condem this atttack to a peace full christian community.This is the right time to take sword in hand.

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  • CHANDRAHAS, MANGALORE

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    I THINK THISNEW LIFE CENTER IS CREATING A IMAGE WHICH WILL HARM REAL CATHOLIC CHRISTAINS

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  • vivek, bejai,mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    inhuman nd barbaric act...the culprits,,,whoever it may be should never go unpiunished

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  • Peace Lover, mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Its very evident that these organisations are the biggest threat to the "unity-in-diversity" and secular fabric that we in India boast (or boasted once). Cleary shows that people have no trust in the Law, they are taking it into their own hands. I strongly condemn this kind of nonsence.

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  • clarissa lewis, bangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Really sad that this happened in my native place ...hope all fine there...and Pray to God.

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  • Vinod, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    No one has given right to Bajrang Dal or Sangh Parivar to interfere in Public life. We are the largest democracy and these miscreants are governing our country.. Then why we need elections.. ?and what is our Govt. doing ? This is ridiculous..must be condemned by all. Bajrang dal and RSS should be banned imemdiately.

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  • Maxim D'Souza, Kavoor, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    The so called protectors of their relegion are actually destrying their own relegion by these henious attacks on prayer houses. Hidus brethern must understand that their religion is being hijacked by vandals, criminals and mobs of thugs who will demand their pound of flesh soon from them. True religions are strong enough to weather any threats and no violence or force can destroy it. But it's time saner people from all religions must come to the fore and not be mute spectators of the false propoganda carried out by these real anti national elements. Let good sense prevail.

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  • Somebody, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Then why are ROMAN CATHOLIC CENTRES attacked and Why is that the people belonging to this caste raped, killed, burnt and arrested for no reason. WHERE IS OUR RIGHT TO LIVE? WHERE IS OUR RIGHT TO PRACTICE ANY RELIGION? WHERE IS OUR RIGHT TO PROTECTION?

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  • bharath shetty , Kateel -USA

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    This is not the way to deal. I strongly condemn these miscreants and hope culprits will be put behind bar

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  • sandeep, mangalore

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Brtish and portugese started spreading christianity in India later Persian sultans converted a lot of temples and hindus to muslims in India and the tradition is continuing of late, few hindus lost patiance and now responding and its problem for all of us. What if there was unity among all indians initially when there was only one religion and more cast system. Root cause is cast system and we got to remove it first.

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  • santhosh d'costa, dublin

    Sun, Sep 14 2008

    Mr chief minister&B.J.P.minister look this mater very thoroughly try to control law and order or you will pay the prize for it

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