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 […]

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 […]

Pastors in India Put Trust in God amid Persecution

Jailed, beaten church leaders keep their sights upward.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – As two Hindu extremists gripped his hands while others beat him last week in northern India, Pastor Amar Stephen was asking God to forgive them. “Some attackers were holding both my hands so I couldn’t move, while others in the mob beat me,” he told Morning Star News. “At that […]

Police Disingenuous in Hindu Extremist Assault on Pastors in Tamil Nadu, India, Sources Say

Officers arrest non-Hindu to hide religious motive for attack, sources say.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Hard-line Hindus used steel rods and a butcher’s knife to attack a father-son pastoral team in Tamil Nadu state, India, injuring the brain tissue of the elder clergyman, sources said. In Thyagaraja Nagar, in the Sirkali area of Nagapattinam District, 28-year-old pastor Daniel Jebraj was returning home on July 19 […]

Calling Worship ‘Unlawful Assembly,’ Police in Uttar Pradesh, India, Arrest Six Christians

Officers verbally, physically harass congregation.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Berating and slapping a pastor for reading the Bible instead of Hindu texts, police in Uttar Pradesh state, India last month detained six Christians under “unlawful assembly” laws for worshiping together, sources said. After traveling from Etah village to a church in nearby Pujaripurvah, the six Christians were detained for […]

Pastor in Punjab State, India Shot Dead

Hindu extremists suspected..

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A pastor in northern India’s Punjab state was shot dead in front of his church premises two months after Hindu extremists took offense at a gospel event celebrating his church’s 25th anniversary, sources said. Pastor Sultan Masih of Temple of God was found shot dead at Peer Banda Mohalla in the […]