INDIA: Pastor Brutally Beaten by Hindu Radicals
  • 04 June 2020

On Thursday 28 May, Pastor Dinesh Kumar was brutally beaten by radical Hindu nationalists in the Mau district of Uttar Pradesh, India. Pastor Kumar was returning from a prayer meeting when he was attacked and remains unconscious in the hospital. According to local sources, several unidentified individuals followed Pastor Kumar on motorcycle as he was […]

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INDIA: Daughter of Slain Pastor Wounded
  • 21 May 2020

On 13 October 2015, Pastor Chamu Hassa Purty was shot and killed while at his home in Sandih village, Jharkhand. The murder happened after he had prayed for a sick boy in a nearby village and then helped him get to hospital. Five years later, on the evening of 16 April, two men came to […]

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INDIA: Believers Forced to Pose “like Christ on the cross”
  • 24 April 2020

Believers in India were taunted, beaten and forced to pose “like Christ on the cross” in police custody when extremists accused them of “forced conversion”. Pastor Indresh Kumar Gautam, aged 24, and four others were arrested after 30 Hindu extremists broke up their Sunday service in Pratapgarh district, Uttar Pradesh. As extremists armed with sticks […]

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INDIA: Christian Beaten into Coma
  • 16 April 2020

A Christian father in India was beaten into a coma by tribal animists angered by his dedication to sharing the Gospel with villagers amid worsening persecution in the country. On 12 March, a mob of 60 villagers in Odisha state’s Kodalmetla village, Malkangiri District, stormed the home of 30-year-old Kama Sodi, his wife, and their […]

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COVID-19 and the Persecuted Church
  • 16 April 2020

As people around the world struggle to adapt to the global challenge of COVID-19, the burden is far greater for the downtrodden and oppressed. In an attempt to stem the spread of the virus, Indian authorities have ordered everyone to return to their home villages. For huge numbers of migrant labourers, this has left them […]

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