A mob of 40 people belong to a Hindutva group disrupted Christmas celebrations in a school in Pandavapura town of Karnataka’s Mandya district on Thursday, 23 December.
Hundreds of people from more than 40 socio-political organisations Wednesday took to the streets in Bengaluru against the Karnataka Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021, commonly known as the anti-conversion Bill.
Karnataka minister Ashwathnarayan CN Wednesday claimed that there had been no attacks on Christians in the state despite the BJP governing state having seen several attacks by Hindutva outfits on Christians in the last 11 months.
"There is nothing left, we became homeless, with no food to eat or clothing to wear," says Lalu Toliya Wakhala who has been harassed by Hindutva groups because of his faith in Christianity for more than a decade.
Karnataka Congress state chief D.K. Shivakumar on Saturday said his party would oppose the proposed anti-conversion Bill, arguing that it was aimed at targeting the Christian community.
Members of Hindutva group have set fire to Christian religious books and attacked priests in the Kolar region in Karnataka on Sunday.