INDIA: Persecution of Christians Continues
  • 16 March 2016

According to a report by the Evangelical Fellowship of India, 177 incidents of persecution were recorded against the country’s Christian community in 2015. The incidents included physical violence, discontinuation of worship services, church attacks, rape, and arrests of pastors and Christian workers. The report also stated that Christian persecution was most severe in the central […]

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INDIA: Four Believers Attacked during Hindu Celebration
  • 04 November 2015

Four Indian Christians are suffering from acute injuries after they were attacked by a Hindu mob. Christians were worshipping together in a local house church on 20 October as celebrations for a Hindu festival commemorating the victories of Hindu gods over their adversaries were going on outside. A mob formed outside the home and began […]

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INDIA: Two Christians Beaten by Hindu Radicals
  • 12 August 2015

Hindu radicals in India beat Pastor Augustine Jayraj and two other Christian men and had them arrested by local police on 23 July because of their Christian outreach to a village. A group of 20 RSS members (a Hindu nationalist organisation) stopped the playing of the Jesus film partway through the video, locked the three […]

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NEPAL: New Constitution could make Christianity Illegal
  • 12 August 2015

Nepali Christians fear that proposed amendments to Nepal’s new constitution, likely to come into effect by mid-August after seven years of parliamentary discussions, could eventually render all Christian activity illegal. Christians are deeply concerned that the draft, though it affirms the right to profess and practise one’s own religion, criminalises evangelism and conversion. Article 31(3) […]

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