Hindu Extremists Strive to Mortify, Malign Christians in Jharkhand State, India

Accusation of child molestation in one case, tearing of woman’s clothes in another.

Map of Jharkhand state, India. (CC by sa PlaneMad Wikimedia httpcommons.wikimedia.orgwikiFileIndia_Jharkhand_locator_map.svg)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists in India this month sought to shame and malign Christians, as four women were publicly beaten in one village and a teacher was falsely accused of child molestation in another, sources said. In India’s eastern state of Jharkhand, 11 assailants dragged four Christian women from their prayer meeting […]

Police in India Manhandle, Detain Protestors against Anti-Christian Attacks

Free speech muffled as officers quickly force demonstrators onto buses.

Demonstrators protest anti-Christian attacks on Feb. 5 in New Delhi. (Morning Star News)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Delhi police manhandled nuns, priests, lay leaders and human rights activists in temporarily detaining nearly 300 Christian protestors on Thursday (Feb. 5), sources said. More than 1,500 Christians had assembled peacefully at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi as part of a protest march against the targeting of churches […]

Hindu Extremist Mob Beats Christian House Church Leader near Mumbai, India

Welder among first to use new hotline for violence against Christians.

Pramod Sahu (center) was attacked at his workplace. (Morning Star News)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A Christian welder who oversees a home fellowship near Mumbai is on pain-killers with chest and back injuries after some 25 Hindu extremists on Jan. 24 beat him with iron bars, sources said. Threatening to kill him if he continued preaching and practicing his faith, members of the Hindu extremist […]

Morning Star News’ Top 10 Persecution Stories of 2014

For once, good news – miraculous righting of horrific injustice in Sudan – tops list.

Meriam Ibrahim with family after her release on June 23. (Shareif ali Shareif)

(Morning Star News) – In a year that saw a new level of cruelty unleashed upon Christians and other religious minorities across Syria, Iraq and Africa, one once obscure case of injustice in Sudan turned into a titanic battle that gripped the world’s attention. The battle appeared to be spiritual as much as legal. 1 – […]

Controversy over ‘Reconversions’ in India Leads to Proposal to Outlaw Conversions

Government also proposes alternative holiday to Christmas.

Baptism of a convert to Christianity at an undisclosed viillage in India. (Christian Aid Mission)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A Hindu nationalist drive to “reconvert” non-Hindus over the Christmas season foundered, but protests against the campaign led to an unexpected consequence: a proposal to ban on all conversions except “reconversions” to Hinduism. During an Advent season that saw the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi propose a “Good […]

Christmas Season Brings Christianity under Renewed Attack in India

Violence, arrests and Hindu extremist ‘reconversion’ events bring tensions.

Somnath Temple in Gujarat, India. (Wikipedia)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Christmas-related anti-Christian violence and harassment have begun as Hindu extremists undertake an aggressive effort to “reconvert” tribal people to Hinduism, sources said. Police arrested and Hindu extremists attacked Christians in three Christmas-related incident in three states the past two weeks. “Christians in India are apprehensive of having a peaceful Christmas […]

Christians Protest Violence as Church Burning Hits New Delhi, India

Government under increasing pressure as impunity for assailants continues.

Christians protest on Dec. 2 after the burning of the interior of St.

(Morning Star News) – Christians in New Delhi, unaccustomed to religious hostilities more common in remote areas, erupted in protest as violence hit the capital last week. Church leaders wrote to national officials as the Advent season brought three disturbing incidents, including an apparent arson attempt. The interior of one of the larger church buildings in the […]

Christians in India Beaten Nearly Unconscious in Latest of Several Attacks

Family in Odisha state driven from village after Hindu extremists burn down their home.

Irma Markami and his sons with bloodied and torn clothing. (Morning Star News)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists in Odisha state on Oct. 25 summoned a Christian family to a public meeting for a “compromise” on religious conflict but instead beat them nearly unconscious, sources said. Irma Markami and four members of his family received hospital treatment for eight days after the attack, which came 10 […]

Christians Beaten, Jailed in Hindu Extremist Attack in Maharashtra, India

70-year-old man among victims released on bail today.

Mountains of western Maharashtra state, India. (Wikipedia)

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Four Christians in Maharashtra state, one 70 years old, were released on bail today after more than two weeks in jail, accused of “rioting” when Hindu extremists beat them and damaged two of their homes. The incident in Kamseth village, Nasik District in western India began on Oct. 28 […]

How to Read a Persecution News Story

Pray – if you can figure out how.

Jessica Boulos, killed in Cairo, Egypt on Aug. 6, 2013. (Morning Star News photo courtesy of Boulos family)

(Morning Star News) – Any of you who regularly follow persecution news may find that it gets hard to read after a while. In response to reader requests on how to deal with so much horrific news – one becomes either despondent or desensitized – I’ll share how I handle it. The horror of some […]

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