For the past few decades, Christmas has meant trouble for Indian Christians.
During the holiday season, Hindu extremists ramp up attacks on Christian churches and organisations, always with the same accusations of forced and fraudulent conversions.
It appears that Hindu extremists just cannot accept that there are Indians of various backgrounds, castes, and religions who find Jesus Christ extremely attractive. Many of them freely choose to follow him of their own accord. Perhaps these extremists don’t watch the many testimonies shared on YouTube of Indians who have found Jesus.
Instead of enjoying freedom of religion, we are, once more, surprised by news reports that the Indian government has suspended the license of a charity as well known and respected as World Vision, meaning that it can no longer receive foreign funds under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).
World Vision India is completely secular. They do not engage in evangelism, even when they are criticised by other Christian groups for not doing so. Yet the government has shut them down.
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But it’s not just big non-government organisations (NGOs) who are being targeted. In 2022, thousands of Christian groups found their licenses to receive foreign money suspended. Most of these were involved in compassionate social work that the people of India depend upon. The lives of millions are affected by today’s growing economic crisis – and the poor in India face the worst of it.
How does anyone become so callous as to ignore the charitable work that these organisations undertake?
At the same time, there is an open door for investment into India’s business sector, meaning that the rich grow richer in the absence of a philanthropic social structure. The poor, the hungry and the unemployed are left to fend for themselves. As India climbs up the global hunger index, now ranking 107 out of 121 countries, the situation is becoming very concerning. A massive social crisis is brewing.
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