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 […]
Hindu extremists issued death threats, father says.
Evidence insufficient for conviction of seven sentenced to life in prison.
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 […]
Hindu extremists knock Bible student unconscious three times.
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 […]
Shining light amid vast darkness.
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 […]
Hindu extremists drag woman to temple in effort to ‘reconvert’ her.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Incidents of violence against Christians in India’s Karnataka state have spiked since June, including hospitalization of a school helper this month after Hindu extremists beat her and marched her through the streets. Hindu extremists kicked and punched the 50-year-old Christian woman, who goes by the single name of Sannamma, after […]
One left homeless; another dragged to Hindu temple, left unconscious.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – When Laxmi Sovi, a Christian widow in India’s Chhattisgarh state, heard her door opening one morning last month, she could not have guessed that by the next day she would be hospitalized and her home demolished. Three Hindu extremists identified only as Veeru, Chaytu and Mangru barged into Sovi’s house […]
Assailants threaten to ‘cut to pieces’ ministry leader, wife.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Reena Behl answered the doorbell of the home she shares with her son and his wife in Rajasthan state at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Aug. 13), and four men wearing motorcycle helmets demanded to see her son, a pastor. Because of the helmets, the 51-year-old resident of Rajapark, Jaipur, could […]
Madhya Pradesh legislature approves amendment to ‘anti-conversion’ law.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – India’s Madhya Pradesh state has passed legislation that would send those who convert and their religious leaders to prison for failing to obtain permission from authorities at least one month prior to conversion. The bill requires the governor’s signature before becoming law. Existing law in Madhya Pradesh requires those who […]
Hindu nationalists in Andhra Pradesh presume engagement in ‘forceful conversion.’
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Even in a state with no “anti-conversion” law, Hindu extremists in Andhra Pradesh this month leveled the accusation of forceful conversion at pastors as they belted the Christian leaders with iron bars. At their monthly prayer gathering in Thukkugudu, Hyderabad, on June 4 about 20 pastors from various denominations were […]
Investigator also denies tribal ritual took place before slaying; a more senior officer says it did.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Police in India’s remote Tripura state are backing away from earlier statements that the Christian faith of a convert from Hinduism was a factor in his murder. Days after the beheaded body of 35-year-old Tapas Bin was found in a stream in the Teliamura area of West Tripura District on […]