Hindu Extremists Resolve to Kill Christians They Beat in Bihar, India

Assailants prohibit residents from leaving village to contact police.

Celebration of Chhath, worship of Sun god, in Bihar, India. (Wikipedia)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Among a wave of attacks against non-Hindus since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took power in India on May 26, a Christian couple in Bihar state required hospital treatment after Hindu extremists beat and publicly resolved to kill them. A small band of men forcefully entered the home of Shri […]

Non-Hindu Religious Activity Banned in Area of Chhattisgarh, India

Christian organizations demand revocation.

Flag of India. (Wikipedia, Mellisa Anthony Jones)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Church leaders in India have asked national and Chhattisgarh state officials to reverse a ban on non-Hindu religious activity that more than 50 villages have reportedly adopted. The head of the Religious Liberty Commission of the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) wrote to Union and Chhattisgarh officials on July 10 […]

Christians Hospitalized in India after Attack for Objecting to Discrimination

Hindu extremist-instigated mob beats one man unconscious.

Carving on a Hindu temple in Malhar Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, from 10th or 11th century. (Wikipedia)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Ten Christians in India’s Chhattisgarh state whose faith cost them their food rations were hospitalized last week after a Hindu extremist mob attacked them for objecting to the discrimination, sources said. One of the Christians fell unconscious and two women were among those hospitalized in the attack on about 100 […]

Upcoming Election in India Brings Fear, Insecurity for Christians amid Unrelenting Persecution

Report shows uptick in attacks last year compared with 2012.

Narendra Modi (second from left) in photo from poster at 2006 Hindu nationalist rally in Gujarat. (Morning Star News)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – With a report showing Christians in India faced at least 151 attacks last year, predictions that a Hindu nationalist party will win a general election beginning in April are stoking fears of more violence. The New Delhi-based Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI), which released its “Partial List of Atrocities on […]

Anti-Christian Violence Detailed in Hearing Calling for Filling of Religious Freedom Post

Author calls Orissa violence worst pogrom against Christians of 21st century.

USCIRF Commissioner Elliott Abrams. (Gage Skidmore)

LOS ANGELES, February 11, 2014 (Morning Star News) – The worst anti-Christian pogrom of the 21st century has come not from Islamic extremists but from Hindu nationalists in India, an expert told a hearing in which U.S. President Barack Obama was challenged to quickly fill a key religious freedom post. John L. Allen, Jr., author […]

Hindu Extremists Accused of Killing Pastor in Andhra Pradesh, India

Seven of eight suspects arrested after Christians protest.

The Rev. Orucanti Sanjeevi with family members. (Morning Star News via Sanjeevi family)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – The gang that knocked on the door of a pastor’s home in Andhra Pradesh state and stabbed him to death earlier this month consisted of Hindu extremists, authorities said. State police have arrested seven of the eight members of the Hindu Vahini group accused of attacking pastor Orucanti Sanjeevi on […]

Police in India Slow to Investigate Torture, Killing of Christian Boy

Hindu extremists issued death threats, father says.

Anugrag Gemethi in Sunday school.(Morning Star News)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – The father of a 7-year-old boy tortured and killed last week in India’s Rajasthan state said police are ignoring his suggestions on possible suspects – Hindu extremists who have long threatened to kill him. “For the 10 years I have been a Christian, some local Hindu extremists have threatened to […]

Conviction of Christians for Murder of Hindu Leader in India Biased, Unfounded: Attorneys

Evidence insufficient for conviction of seven sentenced to life in prison.

Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, whose murder set off persecution of Christians. (Wikipedia)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – The sentencing of seven Christians this month to life in prison for the murder that triggered anti-Christian riots in India’s Orissa state resulted from a biased and unfounded conviction, Christian attorneys and leaders said. Maoists have twice claimed responsibility for the Aug. 23, 2008 murder of Hindu leader Laxmanananda Saraswati […]

Police in India Rebuke, Threaten Pastor for Reporting Vicious Beating

Hindu extremists knock Bible student unconscious three times.

Carving on a Hindu temple in Malhar Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, from 10th or 11th century. (Wikipedia)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Police in Chhattisgarh state last week chastised and threatened a pastor when he reported that Hindu extremists beat a Bible student unconscious, area Christians said. After drunken Hindu extremists beat 23-year-old Shyam Sunder unconscious with a plow head three times – twice reviving him with water and continuing the beating […]

Persecution News, One Year Later

Shining light amid vast darkness.

Auschwitz-birkenau main track, the destiny of Christians if persecution continues. (Morning Star News via C. Puisney)

Today, Sept. 30, marks one year since Morning Star News began distributing news of Christians persecuted for their faith. We had planned to debut the only independent news service exclusively covering persecution of Christians on Oct. 1, 2012, but when a grenade blast at a church in Nairobi, Kenya killed a 9-year-old boy and injured […]