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


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