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All articles in category Persecution

2017

India – Hindu nationalism threatens India

Attacks against Christians in India have been rising at an alarming rate, according to reports from Christian advocacy group Release International. Reports from the Hindu-majority country have described an ‘upswing’ in politically motivated attacks since the March 2017 elections, which saw a landslide victory for Hindu nationalists. According to a statement from Release, the…

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2017

Pakistan – Blasphemy laws

Pakistan’s parliament has called for a reform to its controversial blasphemy laws, following yet another death at the hands of an angry, fanatical mob. The student, from Abdul Wali Khan University in north-western Pakistan, was allegedly set upon and lynched by Muslims for his views on sufi-Islam and socialism. He was killed by the…

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