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Pastor and Pregnant Wife Attacked and Beaten by Radicals in Southern India

06/17/2021 India (International Christian Concern) – On June 13, a pastor and his pregnant wife were attacked by radical Hindu nationalists in India’s Tamil Nadu state. According to local sources, the attack on the Christian couple was the latest attempt by radicals to shut down the local church. On June 13, Pastor Jeevanandam and his wife… Read More

Arrests Trigger New Wave of Persecution in India’s Uttar Pradesh State

By ICC’s India Correspondent 07/16/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Over the past two weeks, Christians in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, have witnessed a dangerous increase in persecution. At least 18 Christian have been arrested, worship services have been disrupted, and false accusations of forced conversions have been weaponized by radical Hindu nationalists. This sudden… Read More

Caritas provides homes to people displaced by natural disasters in Bangladesh

The beneficiaries of the Caritas project are families who were displaced by the erosion of Pashur River due to recent typhoons LiCAS.news reporter, Bangladesh July 15, 2021 Caritas Bangladesh, the social action arm of the Catholic Church, has provided new homes to at least 80 families who were left homeless by typhoons that hit the… Read More

Indian Dalits urge Vatican tribunal to end discrimination

Marginalized community highlights lack of representation in the Church due to casteism Bijay Kumar Minj, New Delhi Published: July 14, 2021 05:36 AM GMT Dalit Christian organizations in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have urged a Vatican tribunal to end casteism and discrimination against Dalits in the Catholic Church. The group sent documents… Read More

Arrests Trigger New Wave of Persecution in India’s Uttar Pradesh State

By ICC’s India Correspondent 07/16/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Over the past two weeks, Christians in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, have witnessed a dangerous increase in persecution. At least 18 Christian have been arrested, worship services have been disrupted, and false accusations of forced conversions have been weaponized by radical Hindu nationalists. This sudden… Read More

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Rajasthan: ‘Stopped’ from meeting Krishna Valmiki’s family, BJP leaders stage sit-in protest

POSTED ON JULY 14, 2021 A three-members panel of Rajasthan BJP leaders was allegedly stopped from meeting the family of Dalit youth Krishna Valmiki, who was allegedly murdered on July 1. The BJP leaders were stopped by the district administration as Section 144 of CrPC was in force in the district, sources said. Leaders of… Read More

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False Narrative Used to Put Entire Christian Community Under Police Surveillance in India

07/14/2021 India (International Christian Concern) – According to a report by the New Indian Express, police in the Sukhma district of Chhattisgarh, located in central India, have been given strict instructions to maintain surveillance over the activities of Christians. Relying on misinformation often leveled against Indian Christians, the Sukhma Superintendent of Police claims the surveillance is… Read More

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Radical Hindu Mob Attacks Church

07/14/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – For years, we have documented a surge in religious persecution in India. With the tacit approval of the authorities, extremists are able to target Christians with little consequence. During one recent attack, a pastor and his church were ambushed by a group of radical Hindu nationalists. As a result,… Read More

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Shocking: 18-year-old Dalit boy thrashed in UP for opposing rash driving by ‘inebriated’ upper caste man

POSTED ON JULY 13, 2021 In a shocking incident, a 18-year-old Dalit youth who tried to stop an “inebriated” upper caste man from rashly driving tractor in the village was mercilessly beaten up allegedly by the latter’s relatives the next day in Sirsaganj area of Firozabad district. While a video of the purported incident is… Read More

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