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August 2021
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India: Nationalism is ‘existential threat’ to Christians

The violent nature of persecution against Christians in India is not only particularly horrific, it is also systemic and often carefully orchestrated, a hard-hitting report has claimed. The 12-page report, Destructive Lies: Disinformation, speech that incites violence and discrimination against religious minorities in India, stated that Christians in India are facing ‘imminent existential threat’…

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June 2021
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India: Call to pray over Covid crisis

Christian charities and organisations have called for prayer and much-needed supplies to help relieve millions of people suffering as a result of Covid-19’s rampage in India. According to the Disasters Emergency Committee, there were more than 2.7 million new cases in just one week in May, with more than a quarter of a million…

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February 2021
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India: Christians celebrate return to their homes

Christian villagers in Chhattisgarh, India, have celebrated being able to go home after months of enforced exile. In September 2020, the group of 16 families had to flee their homes after a series of physical attacks, with local women reporting that a violent mob of 500 turned up at their doors, beating them and…

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October 2020
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India: Christians suffer lockdown persecution

India’s Christian communities have reported an alarming escalation of persecution while the country has been in Covid-19 lockdown. According to a 33-page report by the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI), there were more than 135 confirmed attacks against Christians in the first half of 2020, including a lynching. The report, Hatred and Violence Against…

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September 2020
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India: Christians face rising death threats

Indian extremists have increased attacks against Christians, amid fears that Covid-19 could make the rising levels of persecution even worse in the country. Reports from Release International partners in India have revealed several chilling cases, including the brutal death of sixteen-year-old Samaru Madkami. Samaru was a promising young pastor who led a tiny church…

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March 2020
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India: Court to hear case on minority Dalit rights

A legal challenge filed 16 years ago to the Indian Supreme Court in New Delhi is finally about to receive a hearing. The challenge is against a 1950 presidential order, which bars Dalit Christians and Muslims from receiving the same basic rights as Dalits who are Hindu, Sikh, or Buddhist. In Sanskrit, Dalit means…

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February 2020
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India: Christian family escapes mob

Christian villagers rushed to the aid of a pastor and his family who were surrounded by a violent mob in north-east India. According to reports from Release International, pastor Palathingal Johnson, his wife and four children were at home when the mob of approximately ten to fifteen armed Hindu extremists smashed their way into…

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