Christians Charged with Serious Crimes after Hindu Extremists, Police Detain Children in India

Christians were making routine, annual train trip to Bible conference.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Two Christians face charges of kidnapping and forcible conversion in India after Hindu extremists attacked them and children on their way to a youth Bible conference by train, sources said. The Hindu extremists later savagely beat Christian parents trying to regain custody of their children at a police station, the […]

Hindu Extremists Beat Pastor Unconscious in Southern India after ‘Miraculous’ Conversions

Assailants were masked, but they had threatened him before, he says.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Weeks after a pastor led five families to faith in Christ in southern India, masked men on motorbikes intercepted him on his way home from worship and tried to kill him, sources said. Pastor Banothu Sevya, 26, was in a coma for 48 hours after the drunken Hindu extremists beat him […]

Officials, Police in Tamil Nadu State, India Halt Worship in 10 Churches

Hindu extremists compel authorities to act.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Officials and police in Tamil Nadu state, India, have ordered 10 churches to discontinue worship services, sources said. Hindu extremists compelled state officials and police to issue orders to the churches in Coimbatore District to stop worship unless they obtain permission from the collector’s office, and the extremists intend to […]

Torture of Pastor in India Ruins Livelihood, Hearing – but Not His Faith

Hindu extremists pressure police to file false charge against couple, sources say.

  HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A pastor in Uttar Pradesh, India has lost hearing in one ear after Hindu extremists tortured him, pressured police to falsely charge him and prevented doctors from treating him, sources said. Pastor Abhay Sagar, 37, of Biswan town in Sitapur District in the northern state, was about to begin preaching on […]

Christian Teenager in India Arrested for Comments on Fake Facebook, Sources Say

First-year university student charged with posting anti-Hindu comments.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A Christian teenager in northern India was jailed for 12 days after anti-Hindu comments appeared on a fake Facebook account in his name, sources said. Sandeep Kumar, 18, christened Karan Anthony, was released on bail 12 days after being arrested on Aug. 23 and charged with posting anti-Hindu comments on […]

Police in Pakistan Beat Christian Boy to Death, Father Says

Muslim classmate tried bullying 14-year-old into renouncing his faith, he says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Police in Pakistan beat a 14-year-old Christian boy to death on Monday (Oct. 9) because he had gotten into a fight with a Muslim classmate who tried to bully him into renouncing his faith, sources said. Mushtaq Masih, father of Arsalan Masih, said that his son was a student at […]

Christians in Nepal Sentenced to Prison for Praying for Ill Woman Are Released

Church leaders believe they were set up.

  (Morning Star News) – Four Christians in Nepal sentenced to five years in prison on false charges of “witchcraft” and “violence” were released today after a high court annulled their convictions, church leaders said. Lali Pun, Bimkali Budha, Suk Lal Pariyar and Ganga Pariyar had been accused in Salyan District Court on May 19, […]

Christian Father of Two in Pakistan Sentenced to Death for ‘Blaspheming’ Prophet of Islam

Muslim accuser had personal conflict with him, attorney says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian father of two in Pakistan has been sentenced to death for blaspheming Islam’s prophet in a phone text even though he is illiterate, sources said. Nadeem James, 27, was charged in July 2016 in Gujrat District after a friend, Yasir Bashir, complained to police that he received a […]

Christian High School Student Killed in Pakistan

Muslim classmates apparently covering up religious motive.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – The father of a 17-year-old Christian who was killed in a school in Pakistan by at least one Muslim classmate said the attack was religiously motivated, a charge that police dispute. Ilyasab Masih told Morning Star News by phone from his home in Chak 461 village, Vehari District in Punjab […]

Pastor in India Perseveres amid Persecution by Hindu Extremists

Assailants demand he renounce Christ for savage beating to end.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A band of Hindu extremists who had snuck into a house-church service beat a pastor with steel rods and sticks, one of them yelling that they would stop if he shouted, “Hail, Lord Ram [Jai Sri Ram]!” “I remained mum,” pastor Harjot Singh Sethi, 26, told Morning Star News. “I […]