Pastor’s Family Assaulted in Southern India

Police come under pressure to file counter charge against Christians.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – On a recent Monday at noon in southern India, a pastor’s family in Telangana state noticed motorcycles parked outside their church gate and a gang of young men loudly reading the church banner. The banner of the church in Ramachandrapuram village, Karimngar District, included 2 Cor. 12:9, “My grace is sufficient […]

Hindu Extremists in Eastern India Attack Christians Coming Off Bus

Two Christians hospitalized.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Christians on their way to a recent Christian camp in eastern India shared the purpose of their trip with fellow bus passengers, not realizing one of them was a Hindu extremist. He began to argue about conversion with the Christians, mostly women and children, including a native missionary from a […]

Christians Seriously Injured after Attempted Burial in Eastern India

Mob wounds 13-year-old girl, threatens to burn mother.

DELHI, March 5, 2018 (Morning Star News) – Tribal animists upset that Christians tried to bury one of their dead in a village in eastern India seriously injured a 13-year-old girl and others who tried to protect a Christian woman the villagers threatened to burn alive. On Feb. 26 Christians in Chitrangapalli, Tamguda village, were […]

Bible Burning in Southern India Shows Depth of Hostility Toward Christians

Report denotes leap in anti-Christian attacks in 2017.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists in southern India issued harsh threats to Christians distributing Bibles before snatching their car keys, taking Bibles out of their vehicle and setting the Scripture on fire, sources said. Christians associated with Gideons International, all senior citizens, told Morning Star News that their advanced age did not temper […]

Cousin of Christian Accused of Blasphemy in Pakistan Injured While Fleeing Interrogators

Investigators ordered him to sodomize relative, he says.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A young Christian man in Pakistan is in critical condition after jumping from a fourth-floor window when interrogators tried to force him to sodomize his cousin, a suspect in a blasphemy case, sources said. Sajid Masih, 24, was summoned for questioning in Lahore on Friday (Feb. 23) by the Federal […]

Christian in Pakistan Arrested for ‘Blasphemy’ to Appease Islamist Throng, Sources Say

Hundreds of villagers flee.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Hundreds of Christian families fled their homes in a village near Lahore, Pakistan yesterday after Muslim protestors called for the death of a young Christian accused of blasphemy, sources said. Patras Masih, an 18-year-old resident of Dher village in Shahdara Town area of Lahore, was taken into police custody late Monday […]

Fiery Ordeal for Pastor, Church, Widower in Jammu and Kashmir State, India

Hindu extremist mob tries to burn husband along with deceased wife’s body.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Pastor Jeewer Joeswa wasn’t sure what to think when a massive, chanting Hindu throng in northern India brought the corpse of a Christian woman to his church site – then set the building on fire. Seema Devi, 23, had put her faith in Christ several months before, after the pastor had […]

Muslim Student Accused of Killing Christian in Pakistan Released on Bail

Move suggests suspect could be acquitted, advocates fear.

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Muslim high school student accused of killing a Christian in Pakistan has been freed on bail due to gaps in police investigations, sources said. Sharoon Masih, 17, died on Aug. 27, 2017 after Ahmed Raza beat him for drinking water from a glass used by all students in a […]

Government, Police in India Thwart Threatened Attacks on Christians

Striking example of what officials can do with political will, bishop says.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – The Rev. Shaju Devassy was quietly attending to his work as director of a Catholic graduate college in central India on Dec. 30 when police showed up and told him a mob of angry Hindu protestors was on its way. Police in Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh state held the 70-strong mob […]

Pastor Found Dead in Tamil Nadu, India

Body appears to have been hung after death, church members say.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – The body of a pastor in southern India was found hung from the thatched roof of his house early Saturday morning (Jan. 20), a week after he complained to police about opposition from Hindu extremists, sources said. Congregation members said they found the body of pastor Gideon Periyaswamy of Maknayeem Church […]