India Christians Face Forced Conversions After Deadly Attacks

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By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Two years after losing relatives and property in anti-Christian violence that killed over 100 people, survivors in India's Orissa state are still being pressured to "return" to Hinduism, according to a human rights investigation.

India Christian Mother Nearly Cut Into Pieces For Faith

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service india1NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- The Christian mother of a Pentecostal pastor in northwest India was recovering of her injuries Saturday, August 24, after she was nearly cut into pieces for refusing to convert to Hinduism, activists said.

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.  
		                

India Christians Mourn Many Killed In Crash

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Christians in India, who are reportedly facing persecution in several areas of India, were in mourning this Easter after the recent death of at least 16 Christians in a major traffic accident in Meghalaya state in North East India. Over 50 were also injured when a truck carrying them overturned in the West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya on February 26.

India Christians Jailed Over Conversions (Update)

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(UPDATE, CHANGING LEAD, ADDING EVANGELISM DETAILS) By BosNewsLife Asia Service india_-_0821_-_volantino1-300x214NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in India have expressed concern about an ongoing crackdown on evangelism after several believers, including children, were detained for "forcing" conversions.

Pentecostal Pastor Arrested in Karnataka, Christians say

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By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent with BosNewsLife Asia Service KARNATAKA, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Pentecostal pastor in India's state of Karnataka has been detained on charges of conducting "false religious conversions" after Hindu militants attacked him during a church service, the latest clash over spreading Christianity in the predominantly Hindu nation, representatives said Wednesday, October 13 .

India Detains Christians For “Converting” Children At Bible Camp

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions are rising in northern India where Indian authorities have stopped buses carrying more than 70 Christian children and prevented them from proceeding to a Bible summer camp in Madhya Pradesh state, rights activists and officials said.

BREAKING NEWS: India Politician Jailed Over Orissa Violence; Churches Pleased

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By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Church leaders in India on Wednesday, June 30, welcomed a seven year jail sentence for a leader of an influential Hindu party who was seen as the mastermind behind anti-Christian violence in India's eastern state of Orissa that killed scores of people in 2008.

BREAKING NEWS: Christians, Jews Among Those Killed In Mumbai Attacks

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Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from India MUMBAI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Indian security forces regained control of Mumbai Saturday, November 29, after the worst terrorist assault in the country's history killed nearly 200 people, including Christians and Jews, officials said. Some 60 hours after a group of gunmen threw India's commercial capital into bloody chaos by attacking a train station, hospitals, hotels and other high profile targets, officials said all of the suspected Islamic militants were killed or captured.

India Militants Attack Christian Aidworkers, Pastors

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By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Southeast Asia Correspondent reporting from India NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Suspected Buddhist militants attacked Christian aid workers in a flood stricken area in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Christians said Saturday, September 11, and there was also anti-Christian violence reported elsewhere the country.