Indian Evangelicals Confirm 366 Cases of Violence Against Christians in 2019

Indian Evangelicals Confirm 366 Cases of Violence Against Christians in 2019

(Evangelical Focus) — The Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) has released the Religious Liberty Commission (RLC) report “Hate and Targeted Violence Against Christians in 2019.” According to the report, “in 2019,the Christian community in India continued to face incidents of targeted violence and hate crimes. The RLC recorded 366 incidents where Christians have been targeted […]

Christians Suffer Police Brutality, Illegal Arrests in Uttar Pradesh, India

Christians Suffer Police Brutality, Illegal Arrests in Uttar Pradesh, India

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Forcing them to pose like Christ on the cross, police last week beat Christians in custody on baseless charges in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state, sources said. On March 15 a church of 200 people was immersed in a Sunday service when 30 Hindu extremists brandishing hockey sticks and steel rods […]

Indian Couple Assaulted for Distributing Christian Tracts

Indian Couple Assaulted for Distributing Christian Tracts

(Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has called on police in Tamil Nadu, India, to take action to investigate an incident in which a Christian couple from Pakkam village, Gudiyatham, Vellore District were assaulted and humiliated for sharing Christian gospel tracts. Babu Phinegas and his wife Esther have been local traders for the […]

Pastor in India Continues Ministry in the Face of Escalating Persecution

Pastor in India Continues Ministry in the Face of Escalating Persecution

(International Christian Concern) – On Feb. 2, leaders of the Hindu nationalist group Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) held a press conference claiming they identified 30 locations in India’s Uttar Pradesh state where religious conversions were taking place. The VHP leaders went on to say they would put a stop to these conversions in a door-to-door […]

Four Christians Tortured by Police in Northern India

Four Christians Tortured by Police in Northern India

(International Christian Concern) – On Sunday, March 15, police and radical Hindu nationalists attacked a church gathering in Dhamayapur village, located in India’s Uttar Pradesh state. Following the attack, four Christians were detained by police for more than eight hours. While in police custody, these Christians were tortured, mocked, and falsely accused of a crime […]

Fearing for Children’s Lives, Christian Family in India Refrains from Reporting Assault to Police

Fearing for Children’s Lives, Christian Family in India Refrains from Reporting Assault to Police

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Tribal animists in central India drove a Christian family into the jungle last week, with one later intercepting their 9-year-old girl and threatening to kill her if she went to school again, her father said. On Wednesday (March 11), two days after an attack expelling the Christians from Bilood village […]

Members of Congress Call for Release of American Pastor Detained in India

Members of Congress Call for Release of American Pastor Detained in India

(International Christian Concern) – U.S. Members of Congress have sent a letter to India’s foreign secretary calling for the immediate release of an American pastor who has been detained in India for the past five months. In October 2019, Pastor Bryan Nerren, from Tennessee, was arrested by Indian officials after being accused of violating the […]

Indian Pastor Tied to Tree and Beaten for Hours

Indian Pastor Tied to Tree and Beaten for Hours

(International Christian Concern) – A pastor in India’s Karnataka state was hospitalized after enduring a brutal assault by more than 150 radical Hindu nationalists. According to local sources, attacks on pastors have dramatically increased in recent weeks due to police inaction. On Sunday, March 1, Pastor Manju Keralli was leading a worship service in Bennakoop […]

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