World news

India: Persecution gets worse as 30 Christians are jailed in one month

India: Persecution gets worse as 30 Christians are jailed in one month
Jeff King, President of International Christian Concern
ET staff writer
ET staff writer
30 June, 2022 1 min read

At least 30 Christians were jailed in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh during the month of May, according to persecution watchdog International Christian Concern (ICC).

The organisation says the authorities justified these arrests by filing charges of ‘forced conversion’.

Anti-conversion laws adopted in 11 Indian states are often weaponised against Christians, allowing authorities to jail them with little regard for due process.

Let the news come to you. Sign up for free emails.