India State Jails Pastor For “Conversion”

By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A pastor in India's Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh state remained detained Wednesday, April 15, for his alleged involvement in "conversion activities", Christians said.

India Christian Mother Nearly Cut Into Pieces For Faith

By BosNewsLife Asia Service india1NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- The Christian mother of a Pentecostal pastor in northwest India was recovering of her injuries Saturday, August 24, after she was nearly cut into pieces for refusing to convert to Hinduism, activists said.

India Muslim Militants Attack Christians, Several Injured

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India CALCUTTA, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in India's eastern West Bengal state were recovering of their injuries Thursday, April 12, after Muslim militants broke up a prayer meeting and beat up believers, including women, local police and Christians said.

India’s Christians Face Difficult Christmas (Feature)

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent india_-_orissa_communalismNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in India's troubled state of Orissa cautiously celebrated Christmas Friday, December 25, amid fears of more anti-Christian violence that since 2007 killed over 100 people here.

Christians Found Murdered In India’s Troubled State

By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christians, including a father of three children, were found dead in India's troubled Orissa state, amid mounting concerns over the renewed killing of Christians in the region, Catholic investigators said Thursday, March 15.

Report: Thousands Of Christians Attacked In India; 5 Killed

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos latestattackNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Christians faced severe persecution and at least five believers were murdered in India last year, a Catholic body said in a report monitored by BosNewsLife Tuesday, February 10. The report released by the India-based Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) documented 120 attacks on Christians and their institutions, including churches, across India in 2014 alone.

India Dalit On Hunger Strike For More Rights In New Economy

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent raiNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Despite concerns over his health, a prominent human rights activist continued his hunger strike Saturday, December 19, to force the Indian government to reserve jobs in the booming private sector for Dalits -- the 'lowest caste' in India's ancient system of Hinduism -- and other poor communities.

Raped India Nun To Testify In Different Court

By BosNewsLife Asia Service 17456BHUBANESWAR, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Indian nun who was raped during India's worst anti-Christian violence in recent memory will testify about her ordeal in another court after complaining about intimidation, BosNewsLife established Thursday, April 8.

India Hindu Militants To “Behead” Evangelists

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife   NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of a hardline Hindu group wants India's constitution to legalize the killing of Christian evangelists and, for instance, promoters of other non-Hindu religions.  

Pastors Detained, Attacks In Southern India

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Police in northern India briefly detained five pastors of mission group 'Gospel Messengers Team' on charges of "trying to convert people to Christianity", shortly after Hindu hardliners stormed their evangelistic prayer service, witnesses said Monday, July 25.  The incident was the latest in a series of reported attacks against devoted Christians in India.