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 […]

Hindus, Ex­-Church Members Attack Christian Family in India

Assailants threaten to kill Christians if they do not leave village.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Punita Kumari was caring for her family in eastern India the morning of Sept. 14 when leaders of about 25 hard-line Hindu assailants armed with bamboo sticks forced their way into their one-room home. Saying Christians could not live in their village of Jhikatia, Bihar state, the assailants dragged her […]

Christians in Northern India Forced to Stop Worship, Pastor Says

Officers, Hindu extremists coerce church leader after police detain his son, he says.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Harassment of Christians by hard-line Hindus in northern India ended in police coercing a pastor to agree to stop holding worship in his home after an officer threatened to make false charges against his son, he said. The pastor said the coercion by police in Uttar Pradesh state came […]

Attacked Christians in India Risk Arrest if Worship Draws more Assaults

Police issue warning not to ‘disturb the peace.’

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Police in eastern India have threatened to arrest Christians for “disturbing the peace” if their worship draws more opposition after recent attacks, including one that has nearly cost an elderly woman her sight, sources said. Complaining that Christian prayers have driven away their nature-based gods, tribal animists in Badaguda, Odisha […]

Christian Hospitalized for More than Two Weeks after Assault in India

Hindu extremists in northern village beat him with iron rods.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A Christian father of seven in northern India was hospitalized for more than two weeks after Hindu extremists with iron rods interrupted his night prayers with his family and beat him at his home. Pappu Kumar, released from a hospital on Thursday (Aug. 13), was praying with his family […]

Hard-Line Hindu Neighbors Attack Pastor and Guests at His Home in India

Police refuse to listen to church leader, arrest victims.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Pastor Ramnivas Kumar had been attacked before, but in the latest instance he was stunned that police in eastern India arrested his bleeding guests based on transparently false accusations that they were robbers, he said. Christians Avinash Kumar and Rambali Ram were visiting Pastor Kumar’s home in Ranjitpur village, […]

Young Mother Is Fifth Christian Killed in India in Two Months

Hindu rapists target her daughter and other Christian girls in village, sources say.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A 26-year-old mother became the fifth Christian in two months to be killed in India last week when she refused to hand over her daughter to be raped by Hindus who had assaulted the girl and other Christian minors, sources said. Two masked Hindus on July 20 slit the […]

Christians in India Return to Village where Followers of Tribal Religion Attacked Them

Assailants are out on bail.

HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – A Christian couple and their children were asleep in their beds in central India at 11 p.m. recently when villagers who follow the local tribal religion broke into their home and began beating them with wooden batons. The family of Bhima and Devi Markham fled from their home in […]

Fourth Christian in Less than Two Months Killed in India

Maoists recruited to shoot pastor to death, sources say.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Maoists in Maharashtra state killed a church pastor on Friday (July 10), the fourth death of a Christian for their faith in India since late May, sources said. In Bhatpar village, Gadchiroli District in the western peninsular state, pastor Munshi Devu Tado was leading a worship service on his […]