Police Slow to Respond to Vicious Attack on Pastor in Uttar Pradesh, India

‘I have found favor in God’s eye. I am blessed to have suffered for His name.’

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – In a village in northern India, pastor Rakesh Kumar Masih passed out from the pain of Hindu extremists beating his genitals, and they left him for dead. The sun was shining bright when the Hindu nationalists stormed into the house of one of his church members, where some Christians had […]

Hard-line Hindu Confesses to Attempted Murder of Pastor in Southern India, Police Say

Axe attack leaves house church leader within 30 minutes of death, doctor says.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A hard-line Hindu has confessed to attempting to murder a pastor in southern India as the Christian leader was praying at night, according to police. Pastor Madira Koti Reddy, who leads a house church in Rentachintala village, Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh state, on March 29 had gone to his […]

Hindu Extremists Turn Tribal, Animist Villagers against Christians in India

Assault drives five families out of village for nearly a week.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – About 20 villagers questioning Christians gathered for worship in a home in Odisha state, India were animists who worshipped objects in nature and other gods, but Hindu nationalists had led them there. “Why have you left your ancestral faith and begun following the Christian faith?” a few of them asked, […]

Ferocity of Hindu Extremist Attacks Stuns Christians in Tamil Nadu, India

Assailants try to humiliate church members into becoming Hindus.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Before Hindu extremists attacking a church in southern India this month repeatedly kicked a pastor’s wife in the face, rendering her unconscious, they tried to snatch her Bible from her. Persia Jacob, 38, clasped the Bible close to her heart as they tried to seize it. “I will die, but […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]