Hard-line Hindus in India Burn Christian, Set Fire to Houses of Others in Chhattisgarh

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 […]

Muslims in Pakistan Threaten Christians after Fatwa Issued against ‘Blasphemer’

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 […]

Hindu Extremists in Uttar Pradesh, India Torture Christian Convert

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 […]

Hindu Extremists on Motorcycles Chase Down Pastor in Northern India

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 […]

Persecuted Pastor in Uttar Pradesh, India Keeps Sights on Christ

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, […]

Taliban Splinter Group in Pakistan Targets Christians in Easter Suicide Bombing

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 […]

Christian Convert from Islam Slain in Bangladesh

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 […]

Security Increased for Asia Bibi following Execution of Islamist Assassin in Pakistan

Intelligence reports indicate conspiracy to kill her in prison.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Fears are growing over the security of the first Christian woman in Pakistan sentenced to death for “blasphemy” following the execution of Mumtaz Qadri, who assassinated her biggest advocate. Qadri was executed by hanging on Feb. 29 for the Jan. 4, 2011 assassination of Punjab Gov. Salmaan Taseer, who had […]

Humiliating Attack in India Tests Young Pastor’s Faith

Hindu extremists accused of beating, shaving, parading him through streets.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A pastor in northern India who was beaten and paraded through streets with his head half-shaved as crowds called for him to be cut to pieces said he is thankful that he was counted worthy to suffer for the name of Christ. On Friday (Jan. 29) Hindu extremists posing as […]

Police in Pakistan Torture Christian to Death, Family Says

Muslim employers order mistreatment after filing false theft charge, they say.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Pakistani police last week tortured a devout Catholic to death in Punjab Province after the victim’s employer singled him out for a theft charge because of his faith, family members said. Riasat Masih of Kalaskey village, Purana Kot in Gujranwala District, told Morning Star News that police killed his brother, […]