Nigeria: Middle Belt Report: Boko Haram and Fulani Militants Terrorize Region in February 2019
Boko Haram and Fulani militants continued their brutal campaign of violence throughout Nigeria in February. The uptrend in attacks by Fulani militants has persisted throughout 2018 and 2019, with the heaviest attacks taking place in Plateau and Benue States.
Nigeria: Gunmen Burn Down Church, Kill Eight Christians in Kaduna State
Eight Christians were killed and a church was burned down on May 19th, during an attack in the Chikun area of Kaduna State, Nigeria.The “bandits” also burned down several homes during the attack, which consisted of unknown gunmen shooting sporadically at civilians.
India: Police Rescue – then Jail – Christian Family Attacked
Police in India who initially took a pastor and his family into custody to protect them from an attack by a 300-member Hindu extremist mob were pressured into jailing them under a baseless charge of forcible conversion, sources said.
India: Mob Beats and Forces Pastor to Perform Hindu Rituals
While visiting family in Karnataka state, southwest India, Pastor Sanjay Bhandari was dragged from his sister-in-law’s house, paraded down the street and forced to perform Hindu rituals by a Hindu mob accusing him of trying to convert his family to Christianity.
Uganda: Mother of Seven Wounded, Loses Family for Becoming Christian
A mother of seven children in eastern Uganda suffered serious wounds and is cut off from her family after her husband and other Muslim relatives attacked her on Easter Sunday for putting her faith in Christ.
India: Announcement of Anti-Conversion Law Initiates Wave of Persecution in Southern Region
Karnataka is the fourth state in India, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to announce its intention to enact an anti-conversion law in recent months. In both Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, the enactment of the new anti-conversion laws initiated a wave of anti-Christian violence.
India: Gujarat State Passes New Anti-Conversion Law
The Bharathiya Janatha Party (BJP) led government of Gujarat has passed a new law regulating religious conversions and criminalizing forced religious conversions. The new law amends the Gujarat Freedom of Religion Act 2003 and has been championed by local BJP politicians as the state’s ‘Love Jihad’ law.