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".
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.
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.
By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent KANDHAMAL, 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.
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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NEW 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.
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.
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.