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 […]

Animist Villagers in India Force Christians to Exhume Body

Hindu extremist influence seen in opposition to burial.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Tribal animists influenced by Hindu extremists in central India last month forced Christians to exhume the body of a 25-year-old man buried on relatives’ private land because they didn’t want a Christian interred in their village, sources said. Laxman Markam had been dead for two days when about 50 residents […]

Hindu Nationalist Mob Holds Christians against their Will

Police in India only observe attack, then detain church members.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Hours after a Hindu nationalist mob assaulted and held more than 60 Christians against their will in central India under accusations of forcible conversion last month, police detained the Christians rather than the assailants, sources said. The mob of about 500 Hindu nationalists on Oct. 17 descended on the Christians […]

Pastor Who Lost Wife to COVID-19 Forced to Stop Worship

Hindu extremists in eastern India attack father of three.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Pastor Raj Masih and his three children have not been able to return home to their village in eastern India since Sept. 28, when Hindu extremists attacked him. “I returned home bruised that night. My children saw me and were frightened,” Pastor Masih told Morning Star News. “Since we lost […]

Hindu Extremists Beat, Rob Worshippers in India

Assailants well-educated, older people with high social standing.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists beat and looted worshippers in northern India on Oct. 3, leaving one man unconscious, another with ruptured eardrums and others with internal and external injuries, sources said. More than 200 members of the Hindu nationalist Vishva Hindu Parishad and the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party intruded […]

Police Beat Christians in Custody in Uttar Pradesh, India

Officer threatens to press serious charges unless he receives payment, victim says.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Police in northern India arrested two Christians on false charges last month and beat them in custody while reviling them for their faith, sources said. Responding to a call on an emergency response number alleging Christians were carrying out forcible conversions, officers in Uttar Pradesh state on the morning of […]