(UPDATE, CHANGING LEAD, ADDING EVANGELISM DETAILS) By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW 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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service 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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW 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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service 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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service 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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW 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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW 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.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NEW 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.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife AVARAIKULAM, 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.