Christian Boy, 14, Clinging to Life after Burn Attack in Eastern India

Hindu extremists opposed his faith.

NEW DELHI, India (Morning Star News) – A 14-year-old Christian boy in eastern India is fighting for his life a month after suspected Hindu extremists threw flammable liquid on him and set him on fire, sources said. “He is very, very critical,” said Dr. K.N. Tiwari of the burn unit of Appolo Burn Hospital in Patna, […]

Hard-Line Hindus Beat Christian Unconscious in Tamil Nadu, India

Neighbors attack after seeing church leader visit him.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A Christian in southern India’s Tamil Nadu state is in hiding after hard-line Hindu neighbors beat him unconscious with iron rods last month, sources said. Santosh Kumar, 35, left his home on Aug. 1 shortly after a church elder visited him in Kamaraj Nagar, Karur District. A Hindu neighbor who […]

Pastor’s Wife, 19-Year-Old Injured in Attack on Christians

Hard-line Sikhs, Hindus use swords and wooden rods.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A pastor’s wife is still bed-ridden after hard-line Sikhs and Hindus broke her leg in an attack on their church last month in northern India, sources said. Carrying swords and wooden rods, the assailants also slashed the head of a church member in the attack on Christians gathered for […]

Christians Jailed after Hindus Attack Them for Visiting Widower

Two pastors and wife were comforting Hindu who lost family to COVID-19.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Three Christians are in jail after hard-line Hindus in northern India last week beat two of them, both pastors, and a Hindu they were comforting in the loss of his family to COVID-19. Hindu neighbors from the upper-caste Thakur community in Phoolpur, Uttar Pradesh state on Aug. 3 attacked 62-year-old […]

Sikhs Beat, Choke Christian Women in Northern India

Young woman still suffering symptoms of shock.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A 24-year-old Christian woman in northern India regained the ability to speak nearly a month after she went into shock from a Sikh family choking her unconscious and attacking her sister and mother, sources said. Meenu Kaur Tank remains bed-ridden, on strong medicines, sometimes continues to fall unconscious and still […]

Pastor in India Driven from Home after Police Torture, Threats

Officers arrive with news reporter, reviling him and Christianity.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A pastor in northern India was forced to leave his village and flee with his family more than 600 miles away after police last month tortured and threatened him, he said. Officers in Uttarakhand state on June 13 arrested pastor Sanjay Kumar Bharati, his wife, children and several members of […]

Christian Father Charged after Hindus Attack Daughter in India

Church member apparently pressured into giving false statement.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Hard-line Hindus in northern India who attacked a young Christian woman have filed fabricated charges against her father – basing their case on testimony from a Christian relative apparently pressured into giving a false statement, sources said. The father, Shriram Gautam, was charged with outraging the modesty of a woman […]

Pastor in Northern India Killed for His Faith, Sources Say

Ferocity of attack indicates anti-Christian motive, wife and Christian leaders say.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A suspected criminal recently released on bail in northern India killed a pastor on Wednesday (June 30) for sharing the “love and forgiveness of Christ” with him, sources said. Sonu Kashyap, a Hindu of Sangoi village in Karnal District, Haryana state, attacked pastor Vinod Kumar with a wooden roof truss […]

Christian Families Driven into Jungles of Eastern India

Police advise them to renounce Christ, victims say.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Tribal animists forced more than 50 Christians from three villages to flee their homes and take shelter in the jungles of eastern India last month. The Christians belong to 13 tribal families of Rayagada District, Odisha state who have been stranded in the jungle without proper shelter, food, water and […]

Pastor Seriously Wounded, Father Killed in Northern India

Tribal relatives arrested on murder charges.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Relatives of a pastor in northern India killed his Christian father with axe and sword blows and seriously wounded the church leader and his brother for leaving tribal religion, sources said. While local media and police portrayed the May 18 attack in Rajasthan state as a dispute over land, Pastor […]