Witnesses In Nun’s Rape Case Threatened; Refuse To Testify

By BosNewsLife Asia Service india_-_nun_for_orissa_340_x_508-1NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Indian court proceedings underway Monday, May 11, against men who were allegedly involved in gang raping a nun were overshadowed by indications that witnesses have been threatened not to accurately testify, trial observers said.

India Christians Injured In Pre-Christmas Attacks

By BosNewsLife Asia Service india_stop_killing_christians NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Persecution of minority Christians in India is escalating ahead of Christmas with attacks reported in several areas including in southern regions and the capital New Delhi. In one of the latest known incidents Saturday, December 13, evangelical Christians were attacked and beaten by Hindu militants for singing Christmas carols in India's southern city of Hyderabad, seriously injuring a pastor and four others, rights activists told BosNewsLife.

Hindu Militants Burn India Church

By BosNewsLife Asia Service warmilitantsNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Hindu extremists burned down a church in India's state of Andhra Pradesh causing serious injury to the pastor in his attempts to extinguish the fire, rights investigators said Thursday, January 28.

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.

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

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 Government Urged To Tackle Deadly Violence

By BosNewsLife Asia Service orissa_-_violenze_549_x_4242NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Human rights investigators have urged India's government to tackle extremist groups and to improve protection of the country's Christian minority after "the most severe anti-Christian violence seen in post-independence India," which killed scores of people and displaced thousands, mainly in the states of Orissa and Karnataka.

India Hindu Militants Beat Evangelist

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Indian evangelist and pastor still needed medical treatment Wednesday, May 4, a month after Hindu militants opposing evangelism beat him in front of his children in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Christians said.

NEWS ALERT: India’s Top Court Upholds Sentences In Killing Missionary

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Human rights officials on Saturday, January 22, welcomed a decision by India's top court to confirm the life sentence given to a Hindu who burned to death an Australian missionary and his two young sons outside a church in eastern India over a decade ago.

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.

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.