Pregnant Christian Woman Loses Baby after Hindu Extremist Attack

Hospitals refuse to treat young mother-to-be.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Leela Bai, eight months pregnant, rushed outside a house she was visiting in central India after hearing the commotion of a Hindu extremist mob attacking tribal Christians preparing to celebrate the New Year. The mob pushed her down and kicked her stomach until she fell unconscious, and later that evening […]

Police Join Attack on Christians, File False Charges, Sources Say

Officers and Hindu extremists in India threaten church members.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Police who did nothing to stop a fierce attack on a church service in Uttar Pradesh, India also beat and threatened the Christians while arresting them under false accusations of fraudulent conversions, sources said. A mob of 15 to 20 Hindu extremists earlier this month assaulted men, women and children […]

Hindu Nationalists Incite Animists to Attack Christians in India

Tribal villagers indoctrinated to do the bidding of Hindu extremists.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Six Christian families were worshipping in a wood-and-hay structure in eastern India last month when an influential man of wealth wielding an axe led others in and, in coarse language, asked why they had abandoned their tribal religion. Elder Burjo Tadinji of the church in Odisha state’s Chichima village, answered, […]

First Christian Arrested under New ‘Anti-Conversion’ Law in U.P., India

South Korean jailed along with three other suspects.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A Korean Christian and three nationals of India are in jail in Uttar Pradesh state, accused of fraudulent conversion attempts while distributing food and other aid to people in need due to COVID-19 lockdown, sources said. Under a new “anti-conversion” law that went into effect in Uttar Pradesh state, India […]

Pastor in India Locked in Room and Left to Die

Hindu nationalists beat him and steal his vehicle.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – The last thing pastor Shelton Vishwanathan recalled happening before he lost consciousness in a village in northeast India was Hindu extremists threatening to offer him as a sacrifice to their god as they belted his head. “They punched my back and told me that they would offer me as a […]

Long Ostracized Christian Withstands New Level of Persecution in India

Chhattisgarh a growing flash point for violations of religious freedom.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Representatives of eight village councils in central India first summoned a new Christian to give him an ultimatum in October. They interrupted a church service on Oct. 18 asking for Sattar Singh Markam. “I was conducting the church service when some men came to call Markam and asked him to […]

Christians in Hiding after Brutal Mob Attack in Central India

Assault sends 21 guests at dedication celebration to various hospitals.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Several families are in hiding after tribal animists in Chhattisgarh state, India threatened to kill them for reporting a mob attack to police last week that sent 21 Christians to hospitals, sources said. Armed with bamboo sticks, iron rods, bows and arrows and iron sickles, the large mob at 1 […]

Christian’s Hearing Damaged in ‘Reconversion’ Attacks in India

Death threats, violence and sexual harassment from Hindu extremists.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A Christian and his 20-year-old son have taken refuge at an undisclosed location since an attack on Sept. 2 in Chhattisgarh state left the father with permanent damage to his hearing, sources said. Jagra Kashyap, 45, and son Asharam Kashyap had to leave their families at home in Badrenga village, […]

Beaten Christians Tonsured, Paraded in India

Hindu extremists falsely accuse them of eating cow beef.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – After beating and parading Pastor Raj Singh along with four other Christians in eastern India, Hindu extremists were tonsuring them to further ridicule them when one cut the pastor’s head. “While shaving my head, the razor cut my skull, and blood oozed out,” Pastor Singh said of the Sept. 16 […]

Mobs of Thousands Attack Christian Homes in India

Animists incited by Hindu extremists as police stand by.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Incited by Hindu extremists, thousands of tribal animists in Chhattisgarh, India last week drove Christians in three villages from their homes in assaults that police declined to prevent or stop in spite of prior warnings, sources said. The attacks on Sept. 22-23 by mobs that swelled to more than 3,000 […]