Social Boycott Initiated Against Christian Community in Northeastern India

Social Boycott Initiated Against Christian Community in Northeastern India

(International Christian Concern) – Earlier this month, on Aug. 10, Pastor Hemant Meher was attacked and beaten by a mob of Hindu radicals in Dalki village, located in India’s northeastern state of Odisha. Following the attack on the pastor, the radicals initiated a social boycott against the Christian community of Dalki until they either “reconverted” […]

Small Church Destroyed in Apparent Arson in Southern India

Small Church Destroyed in Apparent Arson in Southern India

(International Christian Concern) — On Monday, August 12, a small church made of wooden poles and thatch was set on fire and completely destroyed by unknown people in Thakkallepadu village, approximately 80 miles southeast of Hyderabad, India. Local Christians report that the apparent arson has left their community completely shattered. According to Pastor Samuel, head […]

Pastor in Northern India Dragged From Prayer Meeting and Beaten

Pastor in Northern India Dragged From Prayer Meeting and Beaten

(International Christian Concern) – On July 28, individuals believed to be radical Hindu nationalists disrupted a private prayer meeting and beat the pastor in northern India. The pastor was then reported to local police for allegedly converting individuals to Christianity. Pastor Raju Prassad is the leader of a small fellowship group in Kanshiram Colony, Uttar […]

Public Awareness, Pressure Help Persecuted Christians Win Justice in India

Public Awareness, Pressure Help Persecuted Christians Win Justice in India

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – An attorney representing Christians threatened at a wedding in northern India – with police joining in the verbal abuse and then arresting the Christians – couldn’t believe what was now happening to him. Attorney Harjinder Singh had gone to the workplace of the Sikh leader who organized the disruption […]

Indian Christians Brutally Attacked by Hindus During Worship Service

Indian Christians Brutally Attacked by Hindus During Worship Service

(International Christian Concern) — Last Sunday, Christians were seriously injured in an attack by Hindu radicals in Belchori Village in the North Indian State of Jharkhand. The incident took place when eight Christian families from Friends Missionary Prayer Band refused to recant their Christian faith when threatened. At the expense of their faith, five of […]

The Rising Tide of Persecution of Christians in India’s Chhattisgarh State

The Rising Tide of Persecution of Christians in India’s Chhattisgarh State

(International Christian Concern) – Christians living in the predominantly tribal Bastar region of India’s Chhattisgarh state are often targeted by violent Hindu radical groups. Why? Because of the growth of Christianity in the region. This violent persecution is a part of the broader ‘Hindutva’ movement that has grown in recent years in India. The Hindutva […]

Hindu Parliamentarian Calls for Drive to ‘Get Rid of Christian Missionaries’ in India

Hindu Parliamentarian Calls for Drive to ‘Get Rid of Christian Missionaries’ in India

(UCA News) — A right-wing Hindu parliamentarian’s bid to drive Christian missionaries out of India is being branded as a political ploy ahead of polls in three key Indian states. Parliamentarian Rakesh Sinha, who advocates turning India a Hindu nation, in a Sept. 27 newspaper interview accused Christian missionaries of damaging Indian culture. “It is […]