Christian Pastor Slashed, Shot to Death in Central India

Assailants stating they are Maoists leave note on body.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Six masked men in central India this month killed one of 22 Christians a Maoist group had warned to “leave the pastorship,” sources said. Pastor Yalam Shankar was slashed and shot to death the evening of March 17 outside his home in Angampalli village, Bijapur District, Chhattisgarh state in front […]

Pastor Tied to Post, Beaten in Delhi, India

Police slow to act in Hindu extremist attack, he says.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists in the National Capital Territory of Delhi last month tied a pastor to a post at a busy intersection and beat him before hundreds of people, but police have yet to make arrests, sources said. Accusing Pastor Kelom Kalyan Tete of forcible conversion as they beat him, Hindu […]

Hindu Extremists Try to Kill Pastor, Wife in Northern India, He Says

Villagers accuse church leader of fraudulent conversion.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Pastor Rakesh Babu was about to go to bed one night earlier this year in northern India when eight Hindu extremists broke into his house, beat and choked him and slit his wife’s throat, he said. The eight assailants, including two women, who had accused him of luring people to […]

Hardline Hindu Neighbors Attack Pastors in Northern India

Extremists beat them, burn Bible.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A Hindu extremist mob on Jan. 28 attacked two pastors in northern India, setting the Bible of one on fire as he blacked out from the beating, he said. Accusing the pastors of luring the family they were visiting with money to convert, the hardline Hindus attacked Pastor Sanjay Kumar […]

Hostility toward Christians Grows in District in Northern India

Attacks can happen in home worship or shopping for groceries.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Intense opposition to Christianity grew in an area of northern India in the past month as a Hindu mob invited news media to record them reviling a house church gathering, and another pastor and his family were driven from their home, sources said. Intending to stir public sentiment against Christians, […]

Young Christian Family Forms amid Persecution in Nepal

Couple driven together by Hindu hostility toward their faith.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A young father knows the intensity of Hindu opposition to Christianity in his native Nepal – it temporarily took his newborn son from him and has left his young family homeless for nearly two years. Having moved in with his parents after the birth of his son, Pawan (surname withheld […]

Hindu Nationalists Stop Christmas Services in Northern India

Extremists spoil celebrations of Christ’s birth throughout Haryana state.

NEW DELHI, India (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists in northern India launched an attack on a house church service on Dec. 25 that seriously injured a pastor’s son, one of at least 10 cases of aggression in Haryana state that stopped Christmas celebrations for hundreds of Christians. Pastor J.J. Singh, a Christian leader in Haryana […]

Hindu Extremists Attack Christian-Run School in India

Glass shatters in assault fueled by false report on YouTube.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Incited by false information on YouTube, a mob of hundreds of Hindu extremists last month threw stones that smashed through the glass of a Christian-run school in Madhya Pradesh, India where 12th-grade students were taking critical exams, sources said. Shouting Hindu nationalist slogans like Jai Shri Ram (Victory to Lord […]

Christian Refugees Describe Fears in Leaving Afghanistan

Uncertainty reigns as they try to recover their lives.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Christian relatives of a convert who fled to India from Afghanistan shortly before the Taliban seized power described days of terror before they were able to leave the country. The Christian refugee in India, 24-year-old Esin, has been granted a visa extension. Her brother, going by the pseudonym Zakariya for […]

Pastor, Wife Arrested on Baseless Charges in Northern India

Hindu extremists pressure police, villagers.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists in northern India disrupted a house church service, interrogated a pastor and signalled police to arrest him and his wife on baseless charges of fraudulent conversion, sources said. Pastor Lal Chand, 47, and his wife Rambha Devi were arrested in Uttar Pradesh state’s Bansgaon village, Gorakhpur District on […]