Christian Mother of Four in India Was Persecuted before Her Death

If homicide, it would be the third killing of a Christian in the country within a few weeks.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Tribal Hindus persecuted a widowed, Christian mother of four before her body was found severely mutilated in the wilderness near her village in Chhattisgarh, India, sources said. The body of 40-year-old Bajjo Bai Mandavi was initially unrecognizable as it appeared to have been eaten by wild animals when it […]

Christian Father of Two Killed in Jharkhand State, India

Tribal Adivasis opposed his conversion, raped his mother-in-law.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – When Kande Munda heard a knock on his door one night last month, the Christian father of two knew it was likely the same thugs and their colleagues in his area of Jharkhand, India who had harassed him for nearly four years. They were particularly upset that Munda had […]

Police Release Suspect in Attempted Killing of Pastor in India

Official from Hindu nationalist party pressures officers, sources say.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Under pressure from an official in the ruling Hindu nationalist political party, police in Uttar Pradesh state, India have released without charges a suspect in the attempted killing of a pastor last month, sources said. “When we entered the police station for the identification process, the attacker was treated […]

Hard-line Hindu Relatives Threaten to Kill Christian’s Children in Uttar Pradesh, India

Pastor beaten unconscious in separate attack.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – His father away from home due in part to coronavirus travel restrictions, a 12-year-old boy in Uttar Pradesh, India heard relatives angry at his family for refusing to renounce Christ pounding on the door late last night (June 18). “It was past 11’o clock in the night when we […]

Christian Boy, 16, Stabbed and Stoned to Death for His Faith in Eastern India

Tribal mob incited by Hindu extremists, pastor says.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Incited by Hindu extremists, followers of traditional tribal religion in eastern India last week stabbed and stoned a 16-year-old Christian boy to death for his faith, sources said. The mutilated body of Sambaru Madkami was found on Friday (June 5) buried in the jungle of Malkangiri, about six kilometers […]

Police Unresponsive or Hostile toward Christians Beaten in Jharkhand, India

Officers refuse to file complaint in one case, falsely accuse relatives in another.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Police in Jharkhand, India refused to register a complaint about an attack that sent Christians to the hospital for treatment, while officers in another area falsely accused the victims’ relatives in an assault that left a woman unconscious, sources said. A mob of about 400 animists of the tribal […]

Mobs in India Threaten 16 Christian Families Every Night for Nearly Three Weeks

Pressure to convert back to tribal Sarna religion terrorizes villagers.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Tribal mobs armed with clubs went to the homes of 16 families of a church in Jharkhand state, India every night for nearly three weeks, threatening to kill them if they didn’t return to their animistic Sarna religion, a pastor said. “The persecutors were going with batons and wooden […]

U.S. Pastor Allowed to Return Home from India after More than Seven Months

Hindu nationalist government intended to forbid him to leave for at least five years.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Stranded in India for seven months and two weeks on a minor charge of failing to declare money, U.S. pastor Bryan Kevin Nerren was cleared of all allegations and allowed to return home this week, he said. “I am back with family and friends at home,” Pastor Nerren told […]

Police Arrest, Assault Christians Preparing Relief Aid in India

Officers pressured to accuse pastor, others of worship amid lockdown.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A pastor and seven others putting relief packets together for the poor were assaulted by police who arrested them on a baseless allegation of gathering too many for worship amid the coronavirus lockdown in India, sources said. Pastor Ramesh Kumar, 32, along with Christians Shri Chand, Rakesh Kumar and […]

Pastor in Nepal Re-Arrested on New Series of Charges to Keep Him in Jail, Sources Say

Church leader transferred to remote facility known for rights violations.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A pastor arrested in Nepal in March on charges of giving false information for saying prayer could heal COVID-19 was released last month – and then immediately re-arrested on new charges, sources said. Moments after releasing pastor Keshab Raj Acharya on bail on April 8, police re-arrested him on charges […]