India Christians Jailed Over Conversions (Update)

(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.

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.

Christians Injured In India Church Attack

By BosNewsLife Asia Service india1NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in southern India were recovering from injuries after a church was attacked by dozens of Hindu fighters, church members said Wednesday, November 26. Some 25 Hindu fighters broke into the Calvary Apostolic Church congregation in the town of Bangarapet in Karnataka during a church service Sunday, November 23, according to witnesses.

Hindu Militants Attack Indian Evangelical Christians In South

By BosNewsLife Asia Service india_stop_killing_christians NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Christians in southern India struggle to organize Bible studies and worship meetings after a church was reportedly attacked by Hindu militants.

India Christian Couple Hacked To Death

By BosNewsLife Asia Service india_stop_killing_christians NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Police in eastern India was investigating Saturday, June 21, why a Tibetan couple was hacked to death after converting to Christianity.

Afghanistan Militants Detained Over Kidnapping Priest

By BosNewsLife Asia Service prem_kumar1 (1)NEW DELHI/KABUL (BosNewsLife)-- Afghan security forces have detained three members of the Islamic Taliban group for their alleged involvement in kidnapping an Indian Jesuit priest working in western Herat province, officials said Thursday, June 5.

India Church Leaders Alarmed Over Rising Anti-Christian Attacks

By BosNewsLife Asia Service Nama_Moses_518wNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Church leaders in India expressed alarm Tuesday, March 4, over "a dramatic increase" in attacks on Christians in the state of Andhra Pradesh, where in recent weeks one pastor has been murdered, others beaten, and churches demolished.

India Police Detain Christians After Killing of Pastor

By BosNewsLife Asia Service pastorkilledNEW DELHI/HYDERABAD (BosNewsLife)-- Indian police detained several Christians in Andra Pradesh state Tuesday, January 14, as they tried to besiege the chief minister's office to protest the killing of an evangelical pastor by suspected Hindu militants, Indian media reported. Christian leaders said some 3,000 people attended the rally, a day after 48-year-old Pastor Sanjeeva died of his injuries.

India Hindu Militants Killed Christian Boy, Says Family

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos boykilledNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Grieving family members were still awaiting justice Friday, January 3, in northern India, more than a month after a seven-year-old Christian boy was allegedly tortured and killed by Hindu militants because of his faith in Jesus Christ.

India Pastor, Wife Survive Arson Attack On Evangelical Church (UPDATE)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife burnchurchAVARAIKULAM, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A young pastor and his wife are recovering of injuries after a Hindu mob attacked them and reportedly torched their church building in southern India.