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India’s Ruling Hindu Nationalist BJP Complicit in Anti-Christian Violence

By Pieter Friedrich Today is the second day of my seven-day hunger-strike for the persecuted Christians of India. As I said yesterday, 2021 was the most...

Weeks before govt’s FCRA move, Missionaries of Charity nuns booked for ‘forcible conversion’

By Aditi Raja  Almost two weeks before the Union Ministry of Home Affairs refused to renew the FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) status of the Kolkata-based Missionaries...

Hindutva group attacks family over ‘conversions’ in Belagavi, one woman suffers burns

Members of a right-wing Hindutva group allegedly assaulted and robbed a family accusing them of converting their neighbours to Christianity, in Belagavi district of...

Christians in India put under rising pressure

By MADELEINE DAVIES ATTACKS on churches, as well as a government decision to deny a charity founded by Mother Teresa access to overseas donations, are...

Why are attacks on Christians increasing in India?

India is witnessing a sharp rise in attacks on Christian gatherings, churches and educational institutions, especially in states governed by the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata...

Three Christians Jailed in Central India for Attending Christmas Gathering

On December 26, three Christians from India’s Madhya Pradesh state were arrested and jailed on false forced conversion charges. The families of these three...

486 incidents of violence against Christians in 2021, up 75% since 2020: Christian rights body

By SONIYA AGRAWAL New Delhi: The number of alleged violent crimes against members of the Christian community in India rose nearly 75 per cent to 486...

Quint Interactive: A December Full of Anti-Christian Attacks by Vigilante Groups

In the final month of 2021, there has been a huge spike in attacks on Christians by vigilantes, including several by Hindutva groups. At least...

Jesus statue smashed in spate of attacks on India’s Christian community

By Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi Festive celebrations were disrupted, Jesus statues were smashed and effigies of Santa Claus were burned in a spate of attacks on...