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.
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