NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Christians suffered serious head injuries, expulsion from home and incarceration based on false witness as Hindu extremists continued their reign of terror in India this month, sources said. In the southern state of Kerala, some 100 Hindu extremists on March 10 attacked a Brethren Assembly church service in Chirayinkeezzh [...]
Extremists in three states put Hindu nationalism, tribal custom over religious freedom.
Hindu nationalist mob tries to force them to worship idols in temple.
Maharashtra state increasingly vulnerable, rights leaders say.
MUMBAI, India (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremist attacks on Christians in Maharashtra state could expand even as violence elsewhere in India grows in areas where extremist groups had not beeen so active, Christian leaders said. Ram Puniyani of the All India Secular Forum said at press conference in Mumbai this month that Maharashtra is [...]
Anti-Christian hostility disputed in three of four deaths.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Four Christians in India died for their faith last year, but incomplete information obscured the anti-Christian hostility in three of the deaths, sources said. In Tamil Nadu and West Bengal states where the killings took place, area Christians assert that the murders were rooted in opposition to Christianity; specifically, [...]
After assault on church, more than 100 tribal people in Maharashtra state flee.
MUMBAI, India (Morning Star News) – After Hindu nationalists in Maharashtra state attacked Christians two weeks ago because they refused to honor a tribal deity – violence that led many to flee their homes – the extremists yesterday assaulted remaining Christians as they met for worship, sources said. As police stood by watching, about [...]
Officer hits Christian for reporting assailants who beat pastor unconscious, church members say.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Refusing to register a complaint against Hindu extremists who stoned and beat a pastor until he was unconscious, police in Madhya Pradesh state also struck a Christian who tried to report the attack, area church leaders said. Four police officers on Nov. 30 broke into the worship service of [...]
Victims threatened as they try to recover.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Christians in India’s most religiously intolerant state have witnessed heightened violence in the past several weeks, including Hindu extremists attempting to slit the throat of a pastor as he lay hospitalized from a previous attack, sources said. Ruled by the Hindu extremist-backed Bharatiya Janata Party in a country [...]
Police slow to respond to Hindu extremist attack.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists attacked a pastor and his family at their home in North West Delhi on Sunday morning (Oct. 14), continuing to beat him even after he fell unconscious, according to area Christians. Samuel Prasad said about 10 extremists began by hurling stones and woodblocksat the house of his [...]