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.
India: Christian Mother of Three Beaten, Driven from Home
A Christian woman and her three children have been outcast from their village for rejecting tribal rituals and now live in a doorless shed in the woods and cut off from basic necessities like water. When contacted, police said woman should have been beaten to death for leaving tribal religion.
India: Christians Seriously Injured in Mob Assault on House Church
A mob armed with axes and thick wooden batons in central India disrupted a home worship service and beat and threatened Christians for leaving their ancestral tribal religion this month. Eight were injured and five of them hospitalized, including two women and a pastor.
India: Another Christian Worship Service Brutally Attacked by Radicals in Southern Region
On January 31, a mob of radical Hindu nationalists
attacked a Christian worship service in southern India. As a result of the
attack, 28 Christians were injured, including six that required
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Islamists Attack Christian Communities, Killing Over 100
Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a rebel group whose
primary aim is to assault, kidnap, and kill Christians, is believed to be
responsible for a series of attacks in Christian villages that took place throughout
India: Pregnant Christian Woman Loses Baby After Hindu Extremist Attack
Leela Bai, eight months pregnant, rushed outside a house she was visiting in central India after hearing the commotion of a Hindu mob attacking tribal Christians preparing to celebrate the New Year. Before she knew it, she was pushed to the ground and the mob began kicking her.
India: Three Pastors Jailed on Forced Conversion Charges
Three Christian pastors were arrested and jailed on forced conversion charges after attending a prayer meeting in a home. According to sources, six Christians, including the pastors, were attacked and taken to local police by a mob of radical Hindus.
Pakistan: Attacked Christian Nurse Charged with Blasphemy
members of the hospital in Karachi slapped, beat and locked nurse Tabeeta Nazir
Gill, 42, in a room after baselessly accusing her of blaspheming Islam. Police
initially dropped charges then succumbed to pressure from an angry mob.
Nigeria: Christian Leaders Killed in Middle Belt Region
continued in Nigeria as suspected Fulani herdsmen burned down the venue of a
planned Christian conference in Kaduna state last week and earlier killed two
clergymen in the country’s Middle Belt.