India Christians Not Receiving Aid In Deadly Flooding, Group Says

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.

Young Christian Woman Raped In India State

By BosNewsLife Asia Service site_1_rand_956399204_india_christian_women_090814_b_getty1NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian young woman has been raped in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, but police refuse to detain the known suspect while her family faces death threats, a Christian human rights official said Saturday, October 24 .

Controversy Over Dutch Support For Hindu Goddess

By BosNewsLife News Center danseres-2-150x1501AMSTELVEEN, NETHERLANDS (BosNewsLife)-- Citizens in the Dutch town of Amstelveen have condemned plans by local authorities to support a controversial Hindu festival that would involve praying to a Hindu goddess from India, in the heart of the town.

India Court Acquits Politician In Killing Of Catholic

By Ajaya K. Singh reporting from Orissa, special to BosNewsLife m_id_53700_orissa_violence1KANDHAMAL, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Indian court on Thursday, September 24, acquitted a prominent legislator and another suspect in the killing of a Catholic Christian in a trial that underscored concerns over sectarian violence in the Indian state of Orissa.

Indian Christians Pray And Fast A Year After Orissa Massacre

By BosNewsLife Asia Service indian20churches_p9231231NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Indian Christians and churches prepared to fast and pray this weekend for peace, a year after anti-Christian violence killed over 100 people in India's troubled state of Orissa and left tens of thousands displaced.

India Hindu Militants Attack Christian Training Meeting

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife india_-_0821_-_volantino1-300x214-11BANGALORE, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in India's southern state of Karnataka remained concerned Sunday, August 16, about the whereabouts of eight pastors who were detained this week after Hindu militants broke up a major Christian training meeting, injuring and "humiliating" several believers, including women, church representatives said.

India Hindu Militants Attack Missionary School, Christians Say

By BosNewsLife Asia Service india_-_0821_-_volantino1-300x214NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Staff of a missionary school in India's eastern state of Andhra Pradesh faced another day of anxiety Thursday, July 8, after Hindu militants attacked and threatened to kill them for allegedly converting Hindus to Christianity, Christians said.

India Protests Against Killing Of Social Worker

By BosNewsLife Senior Mission Correspondent Dr. John M. Lindner and BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos krishnadas-1NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Students in New Delhi on Sunday, June 21, joined massive protests against the alleged reluctance of authorities to detain those involved in killing a social worker who supported Christians, other religious minorities and 'lower castes' in this predominantly Hindu nation.

Asian Mission Group Mourns Death US Missionary Leader

By BosNewsLife Asia Service winter1NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- A key Asian mission group mourned Sunday, May 24, the death of Ralph Winter the founder of the U.S. Center for World Missions and, later, William Carey International University. He was 84.

India Police Abuse Elderly Pastor In Prison, Rights Group Says

BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- An elderly Indian pastor was beaten and abused by local police while serving 20 days in prison on "false" charges of "bribing Hindus to convert," according to Christian rights investigators.