|India||PROTEST FORCES REMOVAL OF ANTI-CHRISTIAN BILLBOARDS|
Church and secular protests forced authorities to have police take down provocative anti-Christian billboards erected as part of a Hindu fundamentalist campaign in the southern Indian city of Mysore.
Bishop Joseph Roy of Mysore told UCA News that the billboards were removed in mid-April after Church and other activists protested for a month.
"The worst board was the one carrying the picture of priest in cassock with the head of a jackal" and a caption saying that Christian priests are here to loot our wealth and degrade us culturally, Bishop Roy said. He said he had formed a citizens' committee and registered a case against the attempt "to create communal tension in the city."
|10:55am 10/5/99 / UCA News|