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Religious Freedom

UP Police accuse pastor of forced conversions, refuse to provide evidence

Police stormed and stopped Sunday worship at pastor Khaia's church and took him to the local police station. They would not say who had complained against him, or if they had any proof of his alleged wrong-doing

Emergency orders misused to harass Christians in Jammu and Kashmir

Increased security measures since the August 5 clampdown in Jammu and Kashmir are being used by radical Hindu nationalists to harass the state’s Christian community. The police are complicit in the harassment

Religious Freedom in India on downward trend: UCIRF Report 2019

In 2018, religious freedom conditions in India continued a downward trend. India has a long history as a secular democ- racy where religious communities...

Religious freedom implications of India’s NCR: USCIRF

Overview On August 31, 2019, the government of the northeastern Indian state of Assam released an updated National Register of Citizens (NRC), originally introduced in...

UP Government plans anti-conversion law to target Muslims, Christians

On November 21, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government of India’s Uttar Pradesh state proposed a draft bill that would regulate religious conversions...

‘Violence against Christians has more than doubled under Modi as PM’

Christians in India suffered 247 instances of persecution in just the first eight months of 2019. But police filed FIRs only in 28 cases. Pastors say police are hand-in-glove with the Hindu nationalists behind the violence

U.S. Congressman urges UN Ambassador to intervene on Indian religious violence

Congressman Mike Johnson of Louisiana has penned a letter to the recently appointed United States Ambassador to the UN, Kelly Craft, urging her to...

Kashmir’s struggle did not start in 1947 and will not end today

India's decision to revoke Article 370 is just another chapter in Kashmir's long history of imperial oppression.

Hollywood film memorializes lynched Australian missionary Graham Staines

It was January of 1999 when Graham was burnt to death with his sons Timothy and Philip – who were only 10 and 6...