India Christians Fear Christmas Violence In Orissa; Celebrations Cancelled (BosNewsLife In-Depth)

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with a Special BosNewsLife Correspondent reporting from the region union-churchBHUBANESWAR, INDIA BosNewsLife)-- Fearing violence, Christians in India's volatile state of Orissa will for the first time in their history not celebrate Christmas and instead mourn victims of recent anti-Christian attacks, which killed dozens, and those who died in shootings in Mumbai, a priest told BosNewsLife, Saturday, December 13.

India Police Detain Missionaries, Bible Students

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent christians-in-orissa1NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Police briefly detained missionaries and Bible school students in India's southern state of Karnataka in recent days as part of what local Christians said is a Hindu government backed crackdown on "churches and communities."

India Militants Attack Christian Widows For Faith

By BosNewsLife Asia Service indian_police_0130NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Several impoverished Christian widows were still recovering from their injuries in India on Thursday, September 12, after they and other believers were reportedly attacked by Hindu militants for refusing to abandon their faith in Christ.

India Police Detain Hindu Militants Amid Spreading Anti-Christian Violence

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India NUAPADA, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Police in India's eastern state of Orissa say they have detained five suspected Hindu militants for their alleged involvement in attacking a devoted young Christian boy and threatening to kill him and his family.

Militants Kill Christian Teenagers For Reading Bible, Missionary Says

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Islamic militants have killed two Christian teenagers who were reading the Bible in the disputed Kashmir valley, divided between India and Muslim Pakistan, BosNewsLife established Tuesday, February 8.

Christians Concerned As Millions Prepare For Hindu ‘Conversions’

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A key advisor to the Indian government and Christian investigators warned Friday, February 4, of imminent threats against minority Christians in India's central state of Madhya Pradesh, where millions of people are to attend a controversial Hindu "reconversion" event.

India Christians Faced Bloody 2009, Report Suggests

By BosNewsLife Asia Service christians-in-orissa NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in several parts of India on Thursday, December 31, were hoping for a more happy 2010 after a year which reportedly saw at least 152 anti-Christian attacks.

Suspected Maoist Rebels Kill Indian Pastor

By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A 35-year-old church pastor was murdered in India's southeastern Andhra Pradesh state by suspected Maoist rebels who slit his throat, police and Indian rights activists confirmed Thursday, April 12.

India Evangelist, Co-Workers, Recovering After Attack

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India virupakNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- An evangelist and co-workers were recovering Friday, May 28, after Hindu militants attacked them in India's southern state of Karnataka, Christians said.

India Mission School Girls Recovering After Gang-Rape

By BosNewsLife Asia Service _40663135_india_ap NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Four young students at an evangelical missionary school in eastern India are recovering from their injuries after they were gang-raped in what locals called "another chilling reminder" of how unsafe the area has become for schoolgirls and minority Christians, BosNewsLife learned Tuesday, July 23.