NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A church in northern India remains closed more than a month after four masked Hindu extremists stormed a worship meeting and beat a 66-year-old pastor unconscious. After prayer and song at his church in Naupur, Jaunpur District, Uttar Pradesh state on May 22, pastor Lalta Ram stood up to preach […]
Christians should be tried for ‘sedition,’ official says.
Questions remain in murder of ministry leader in Jharkhand state.
UDAIPUR, India (Morning Star News) – The man who admitted to killing the Rev. Abraham Biswas Surin in northeastern India this month appears to have had no religious motive, sources said. In Jharkhand state, where Hindu nationalist persecution of Christians has become commonplace, Christian organizations mounted protests calling for a quick and impartial investigation into the […]
Muslims use law as revenge for attempt to stop them from teasing girls, sources say.
LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan on Monday (May 23) jailed a Christian after Muslims upset that he tried to stop them from teasing girls beat him and accused him of posting blasphemous content on Facebook, sources said. Hospital staff refused to treat Usman Liaqat after the beating, saying he had to first […]
Assailants twice drive families out of village.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – After deciding their gods were angry at them because neighbors had become Christians, Hindu villagers in Chhattisgarh state last month attacked 28 Christians, drove them from their homes and set their houses on fire, sources said. Christians in Katholi village, Kanker District who were beaten and twice chased out from […]
Police find no basis for accusation.
LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Muslims in Pakistan have told 300 impoverished villagers they must either produce a Christian accused of blasphemy, leave the area, convert to Islam or be killed, sources said. Imran Masih, a 28-year-old resident of Chak 44 village in Punjab Province’s Mandi Bahauddin District, was accused on April 19 of keeping […]
On same day in another area, 57-year-old pastor beaten.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Police in India initially declined to take action after Hindu extremists tortured one Christian and severely beat another, sources said. In the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, Hindu extremists in Tewardih, Varanasi who have long insisted that a 30-year-old convert from Hinduism, Joginder Gold, stop worshipping Christ took him to […]
In eastern India, new convert undeterred by assault.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Late one morning in northern India last month, pastor Ram Prakash, 42, was riding his motorcycle home when he noticed men on three motorcycles shouting obscenities as they followed him. The pastor had just visited four Christian families that day, March 24, praying with them at their homes in Karoate […]
Elsewhere, a congregation also stands strong in face of opposition.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists have vandalized his shop, threatened to kill him, attacked his wife and daughter, forced him to bow to Hindu idols and broken his hand, but a pastor in northern India is holding fast to Christ. “The best thing that has happened to me is Jesus,” the 55-year-old pastor, […]
Explosive detonated near children’s rides at park.
LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A deadly suicide bombing in a public park here marred Easter celebrations in Pakistan on Sunday evening (March 27), as an Islamic extremist group targeted Christians. At least 74 people have been reported dead, most of them women and children, while 362 others were injured. Of those being treated at […]
Islamic State claims responsibility.
(Morning Star News) – The Islamic State (IS) today claimed its members were responsible for hacking to death a Christian in Bangladesh who had left Islam, while Bangladeshi police said the claim was “bogus.” At least two unidentified assailants on Tuesday (March 22) killed Hossain Ali, 68, who converted to Christianity in 1999, as he […]