Hindu Extremists Pressure Convert to File False Charge against Pastor in India, Sources Say

Across the border in Nepal, spike in persecution continues.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A pastor is facing criminal charges in northern India even though the complainant later denied allegations against the church leader of luring him to convert, sources said. Police in Rupaidiha village, Uttar Pradesh state on Jan. 28 arrested 40-year-old pastor Dharmendra Singh on a charge of “alluring to convert” and […]

Hindu Version of Feng Shui Leads to Demolition of Church Building in Southern India

Bibles set ablaze after extremists stop Christians’ van.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Hard-line Hindus on Jan. 9 tore down a church building in southern India because it was built on the west side of a village, which they said violated Hindu principles of placement and positioning, sources said. The Vastu Shastra architectural and planning principles, a Hindu version of Feng Shui, were […]

Christians Hospitalized after Terrifying Christmas Attacks in India

Violence afflicts Church that had experienced little opposition.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Christians in India who previously experienced little or no opposition reported that Hindu extremists stoned, slashed and terrorized them this Christmas season. At least 18 incidents against Christians were reported and verified during the Christmas season, according to the Religious Liberty Commission (RLC) of the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI). […]

Hindu Extremists Threaten Children at Sunday School in Southern India

In other assaults, police and media further join forces with assailants.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Police and news media further joined forces with Hindu extremists in recent attacks in southern India, including one where a mob terrorized children in Sunday school, sources said. In Tamil Nadu state, Pastor Selva Raj was leading a worship service in Amathur village, Virudhunagar District, when a mob of some […]

Attack on Private Gathering in Northern India Typifies Hindu Extremist Strategy

After being terrorized and humiliated, Christians are arrested.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A Hindu extremist strategy for stopping the spread of Christianity by targeting pastors – and their families – was painfully evident in a recent attack on a Christmas planning meeting in northern India. As has become routine in India, police arrested badly beaten Christians and charged them with causing religious […]

Hindu Extremist Mob Tries to Burn Pastor Alive in Odisha State, India

Christian leader attacked while driving with family in car.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Pastor John Lakra was taking his 18-month-old baby to the hospital for emergency treatment in Odisha state, India when hundreds of Hindu extremists surrounded his car. The pastor, his wife and their three children were on the way to the hospital in Sundargarh at about 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 […]

Hard-Line Sikhs, Hindus Persecute Christians in Northern India

Pastor thrown off motorbike, accused of illicit relationship.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Villagers hostile toward Christians in northern India falsely accused a pastor of an illicit relationship with a woman and, in another village, burned a church building, sources said. As people throughout the country on Nov. 7 prepared to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, neighbors alerted pastor Satpal Masih […]

Tribal Leaders Join Hands with Hindu Extremists to Persecute Christians in Jharkhand, India

Police harm more than help victims.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Five families in eastern India were at a worship service last month when they received a phone call telling them to return to their homes immediately. The Christians rushed nearly four miles from their church in Lisiya village to their homes in Durula, West Singhbhum District in Jharkhand state, where […]

Persecution of Christians Radiates Outward from Hub in Northern India, Sources Say

Fear spreads throughout churches in Uttar Pradesh.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Attacks on Christians that began in one area of Uttar Pradesh in July have spiked and spread, instilling fear in congregations throughout the state, sources said. After several attacks in Jaunpur District in July, by the end of October persecution of Christians had spread to 32 of Uttar Pradesh’s 75 […]

Outbreak of Violence against Christians in Assam, India Sparks Concern

Hindu extremist attacks reach northeastern state.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Three acts of aggression against Christians in Assam state, India in one month have raised concerns among Christian leaders. “We have seen sporadic incidents happen in Assam in the past – but three incidents of violence within a month against the Christian community has built a sense of insecurity among […]