Another Christian Nurse Falsely Accused of Blasphemy

She goes into hiding after threats to maim and kill her.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Nurse Sakina Mehtab said she was stunned to see videos of her Muslim colleagues marching on hospital premises in Lahore, Pakistan last week, shouting Islamist slogans and accusing her of blasphemy. She has since gone into hiding after receiving anonymous calls threatening to “maim and kill” her over the false […]

Police Rescue – then Jail – Christian Family Attacked in India

Authorities again succumb to pressure by Hindu extremists.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Police in India who initially took a pastor and his family into custody to protect them from an attack by a 300-member Hindu extremist mob were pressured into jailing them under a baseless charge of forcible conversion, sources said. Pastor Manu Damor, 35, remains in Depalpur jail a month after […]

Police in Pakistan Torture Christian into False Confession

Young man held illegally in custody for more than two months, attorney says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan tortured a Christian man into confessing to a false allegation of blaspheming Islam and illegally kept him in custody for more than two months, his attorney said. Salamat Mansha Masih’s attorney, Aneeqa Maria of The Voice Society, said police were required to present the 26-year-old Christian before […]

Campaign Launched to Discredit Christian Groups in Nepal

Hard-line Hindus seek to revoke registration of Christian charities.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – In a ploy to revoke registration of Christian organizations and shrink their influence, Hindu extremists in Nepal have forged a document as if from Christian groups portraying them as seeking ethnic divisions to gain converts, sources said. The document falsely attributed to the Nepal Christian Society and the National Churches Fellowship […]

Islamists in Pakistan Forcibly ‘Convert’ Catholic, Threaten Family

Muslims say harm will come if mentally challenged man ‘leaves’ Islam.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Members of an Islamic extremist political party in Pakistan have forcibly converted a mentally challenged Catholic and are pressuring his family to renounce their faith, a relative said. Adnan Bashir, 40, wandered out of his home in Gujjar Khan, Punjab Province on April 14 and inadvertently walked into a sit-in […]

Christian Pastor Paraded, Injured, Forced into Hindu Ritual

Church leader in southwest India loses hearing in one ear.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Pastor Sanjay Bhandari had taken his wife for a medical check-up earlier this month when they decided to visit her sister in the same area in Karnataka state, southwest India – only to be attacked as they were drinking tea. “While we were still having tea, a few men barged […]

Christians Confined to Home by Police, Tribal Threats in India

Young children among family members beaten.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A Christian family in eastern India has been confined to their home for months amid police threats to jail them for “breach of peace” after tribal mob assaults for leaving their native religion, sources said. The mob of tribal followers of native religion gathered police and news media to accompany […]

Christian Nurses Arrested under Blasphemy Law in Pakistan

Muslim co-workers instigate attacks against two women, sources say.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Two Christian nurses complying with a supervisor’s orders to remove stickers at a government hospital were arrested in Faisalabad, Pakistan on Friday (April 9) after a Muslim employee attacked one of them with a knife for the removal of a sticker bearing Koranic verses, sources said. Nurse Mariam Lal and […]

Christians Forced to ‘Re-Convert’ to Tribal Religion in Central India

Four families assaulted and cut off from water, fields.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – When followers of tribal deities in central India threatened to kill 10 Christian families if they refused to participate in a “re-conversion” ceremony back to their ancestral religion last month, all but 10 Christians fled the village. “The village gathering threatened to beat us to death if we did not […]

Christians Seriously Injured in Mob Assault on House Church

Attack in central India leaves five people hospitalized.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A mob armed with axes and thick wooden batons in central India disrupted a home worship service and beat and threatened Christians for leaving their ancestral tribal religion this month, sources said. Eight Christians were injured and five of them hospitalized, including two women and a pastor who suffered head […]