A key human rights official warned Tuesday, February 12, that corruption within the police and government of India's eastern state of Orissa has contributed to renewed violence against Christians in which at least five people were killed, while several "innocent" believers remain jailed.
Impoverished Christian villagers in India's western state of Maharashtra were refused water and firewood Tuesday, January 8, after a Hindu attack on their house church injured some 30 believers, a chief investigator told Worthy News.
An Indian evangelical pastor was recovering of injuries, after he and his family were beaten by "anti-Christian" Hindu extremists near the capital New Delhi, a major mission group and relatives said.
A Christian mission leader "kidnapped by terrorists" in north-eastern India has been released and was with his wife and children Tuesday, July 31, unharmed, missionaries said.
During the last two months, Christians in the Southern India village of Vanagiri Menavar have been banned from corporate worship and their children refused access to school, but now Hindu leaders have banned them from fishing.
About 30 Sangha Parivar activists forcibly entered Immanuel Sakineh House Church and began attacking the congregation, alleging that they were involved in the forcible and fraudulent conversion of Hindus to Christianity; after destroying all the Bibles and Christian literature they could find, the activists then phoned the Basappakatte police station who immediately took Pastor Mounesh into custody for further inquiry.
Police investigations continued Monday, June 11, into the reasons behind the murder of a Protestant pastor in southern India and the destruction of a church in the north where hundreds of Christians have reportedly fled their homes, Worthy News monitored.
Christians in India's eastern West Bengal state were recovering of their injuries Thursday, April 12, after Muslim militants broke up a prayer meeting and beat up believers, including women, local police and Christians said.
A 35-year-old church pastor was murdered in India's southeastern Andhra Pradesh state by suspected Maoist rebels who slit his throat, police and Indian rights activists confirmed Thursday, April 12.
Suspected Hindu militants broke up a Christian prayer meeting and forced two women leading the gathering to stop evangelizing in India's southwestern state of Karnataka, as part of several attacks against devoted believers across the country, Christians told Worthy News.
Christians in two Indian states were still recovering of injuries and shock Tuesday, January 11, after Hindu militants attacked a church and Christians as part of their battle against the spread of Christianity among Hindus, Christians said.
Students in New Delhi on Sunday, June 21, joined massive protests against the alleged reluctance of authorities to detain those involved in killing a social worker who supported Christians, other religious minorities and 'lower castes' in this predominantly Hindu nation.
Dr. Joseph D'Souza, president of the All India Christian Council, is calling for urgent prayer for India's millions of dalits, since over a million of them are getting ready to change their religion.
Indigenous ministries in India, helped by donations given through Christian Aid, are hard at work assisting the survivors of January's deadly earthquake. The Indian government recently approved one ministry's request to "adopt" a village.
As numbers of lower caste Indians embrace Christ, and in the face of the increasingly violence against Christians in India at the hands of Hindu militants, Dr. Joseph D'Souza, President of the All India Christian Council, is asking for Christians from around the world to pray for his nation during the month of July. God is mightily at work in India and so it should not surprise us that persecution should be on the rise as well.
INDIA - (Compass, July 9, 2001) - A militant Hindu hate website displaying the names of international evangelists, secular and Christian scholars from India, and other â€œenemies of Hinduismâ€ on its â€œhit-listâ€ was back on-line after it was salvaged by a radical Jewish organization in Brooklyn, New York. The website calls on militant Hindus to commit violence against the men and women listed.
11 April 2000 (Newsroom) -- A communist rebel group in India's Bihar state beat to death two tribal Christians and severely injured four others on April 4, according to the Times of India.
10 July 2000 (Newsroom) -- Bomb blasts damaged two churches in India's southern Karnataka state over the weekend as Christians across the nation staged marches and rallies to protest sectarian violence.
AIZAWL, India, 1 September 2000 (Newsroom) -- Religious leaders in the predominantly Christian state of Mizoram have asked police to investigate recent incidents of Satan worship involving teenagers, a trend that some officials blame on television shows about the paranormal and the occult.
NEW DELHI, 14 May 2000 (Newsroom) -- Christian members of Indiaâ€™s Parliament have formed a committee to focus attention on growing intolerance of religious minorities throughout the country and demanded that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government take immediate steps to stop the attacks on Christians.