Christian Beaten into Coma by Tribal Animists in Odisha State, India

Shunned, impoverished family threatened with starvation.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A young mother and her two children were staring at her husband as he lay unconscious after a mob of 60 villagers in eastern India had stormed their home and beaten him with wooden sticks. “The children and I tried to wake him up – we thought he had […]

Police in Nepal Falsely Charge Pastors with Violating Coronavirus Lockdown, Sources Say

Cases of using COVID-19 as pretext for arresting church leaders rises to three.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Police arrested two pastors in Nepal on Saturday (March 28), falsely charging them with holding worship services amid the Himalayan country’s lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, sources said. Police jumped over a locked gate and intruded into the Nissi Church building in Surkhet District, Karnali Province as […]

Police Detain Christians Providing Aid to the Poor in Tamil Nadu, India

Hindu nationalist beats church members, officer slaps them, pastor says.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Police in southern India’s Tamil Nadu state rushed to a slum where Christians were providing food and other aid earlier this month and detained them on false charges of forcible conversion, sources said. Marakkanam police in Viluppuram District humiliated the Christians, including the presbyter of the Viluppuram Church of […]

Police in Nepal Arrest Pastor for Touting Healing Prayer amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Church leader jailed after video appears of him encouraging congregation.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Police in Nepal arrested a Christian pastor this week, accusing him of giving false information about COVID-19 by saying Christian prayer could bring healing from the disease, sources said. Pastor Keshab Acharya, 32, was taken into custody on Monday (March 23) from his home in Pokhara, Gandaki Pradesh Province, […]

Christians Suffer Police Brutality, Illegal Arrests in Uttar Pradesh, India

Church members forced to pose like Christ on the cross during beating.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Forcing them to pose like Christ on the cross, police last week beat Christians in custody on baseless charges in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state, sources said. On March 15 a church of 200 people was immersed in a Sunday service when 30 Hindu extremists brandishing hockey sticks and […]

Fearing for Children’s Lives, Christian Family in India Refrains from Reporting Assault to Police

Expelled and homeless in jungle, 9-year-old girl is attacked and threatened.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Tribal animists in central India drove a Christian family into the jungle last week, with one later intercepting their 9-year-old girl and threatening to kill her if she went to school again, her father said. On Wednesday (March 11), two days after an attack expelling the Christians from Bilood […]

Christian Rohingya Refugees Attacked, Kidnapped in Bangladesh

Pastor and daughter abducted, makeshift church building destroyed.

YANGON, Burma (Morning Star News) – A rights group has confirmed reports that suspected Muslim, ethnic Rohingya beat and kidnapped Rohingya Christians on Jan. 26-27 in a refugee camp in Bangladesh. At least 12 Rohingya Christians were hospitalized with injuries from an attack in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar District on the evening of […]

Christian Leader in Madhya Pradesh, India Run Over by Motorcycles, Sources Say

Church elder attacked after dropping his son off at school.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Violence against Christians in India hit a new level on March 4 when Hindu extremists ran their motorcycles over a key evangelical leader after beating him, sources said. Armed with bamboo rods and a thick metal chain with a heavy lock on it, the 10 Hindu nationalists in Sehore, […]

Tribal Villagers in India Beat Christian Family, Destroy Food Supply

Evangelist with injured relatives in hospital, afraid to go home.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Not finding the Christian evangelist they planned to attack at home, worshippers of village deities in central-eastern India beat his mother, wife and 11-month-old son and destroyed a year’s food supply, sources said. Podiya Tati’s mother, Jimmey Tati, has been in a hospital bed in Dantewada District, Chhattisgarh state […]

Muslim Landowner Tortures Young Christian Man to Death in Pakistan, Sources Say

Field worker attacked for ‘polluting’ tube-well, relatives say.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A young Christian man died today after a Muslim landowner on Tuesday (Feb. 25) chained and tortured him, accusing him of “polluting” his tube-well water by rinsing in it, sources said. Saleem Masih, 22, had finished unloading chaff in fields in Baguyana village, Karsur District, some 50 kilometers (31 […]