Churches Attacked Across India On Palm Sunday

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian groups in India have urged authorities to increase protection of churches during the Easter season after at least five churches in the country were reportedly targeted on by Hindu extremists and government officials. The Palm Sunday attacks included disrupting worship services and prayer gatherings, the detention of pastors, their wives and other church members, as well as the beating by a mob of a pastor for allegedly violating "anti-conversion laws".

NEWS ALERT: ‘India’s Billy Graham’ Buried In New Delhi

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from India NEW DELHI/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of mourners have braved heavy rain to attend the burial of controversial Indian evangelist Peramangalam Porinju Job, who became a global voice for persecuted Christians in Muslim and Communist nations, a Catholic news agency reported Wednesday, August 29.

India Nun Hacked To Death; Suspects Detained

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Seven people have been detained in eastern India over the murder of a Catholic nun who was known for defending hundreds of people displaced by mining operations, police announced Friday, November 18.  

Hindu Militants ‘Attack Christians’ As Police Watch

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A tense calm remained Saturday, November 27, in several villages of India's troubled state of Orissa after Hindu militants reportedly attacked local Christians as police forces watched nearby.

India Orders Deportation Afghan Christian Widow, Daughters Despite Death Threats

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Afghan Christian widow and three of her daughters faced possible deportation from India to their homeland Friday, January 20, despite concerns they may be killed or jailed for “apostasy”, after a UN agency reportedly refused to grant them refugee status.  
		                

NEWS ALERT: Survivors Christian Violence Meet EU Officials

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By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent orissa-violence-icns-2KANDHAMAL, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Survivors of India's worst anti-Christian violence in recent memory have met European Union delegates over the weekend, urging the officials to help them in their fight for justice.

India Police Rescue Detained Christian Teenager

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By Marshall Ramsey II, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Police in India have rescued a 16-year old Christian girl who was being held captive for two years and used as a slave in an operation that has underscored international concerns about girls trafficking in the Hindu nation, BosNewsLife established Thursday, September 2.

India Christians Not Receiving Aid In Deadly Flooding, Group Says

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos india-floods_799014c1NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians already suffering of major flooding in the Indian state of Karnataka faced more difficulties Thursday November 12, amid fresh allegations that government aid is distributed mainly to "higher caste" Hindus.

NEWS ALERT: Dutch Missionary And Other Christians Fleeing India’s Kashmir Valley

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Foreign and Indian Christians are fleeing India's troubled Kashmir Valley after an Islamic court ordered the expulsion of Christian leaders and directed the state government to monitor Christian missionary schools in the area, trial observers said Thursday, January 19.  

India Churches Rocked By New Year Attacks, Group Says

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Devoted Christians in India's southwestern state of Karnataka have begun the New Year amid uncertainty about the future of several churches after Hindu militants halted worship services, a Catholic watchdog said.