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INDIA: Church Attacked by Village Mob

Clashes erupted between villagers and church members on 13 February following disputes over a development on church property. The District Superintendent of the Methodist Church reported that tensions...

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INDIA: Christian Couple Beaten and Threatened

A Christian couple in Uppaladinni, Karnataka, was recently beaten for their faith and threatened with death if they continued to practise Christianity. The attack on Vijayalakshmi Chavhan and her husb...

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INDIA: From the Field

VOM Australia has the privilege of supporting front-line workers in several restricted nations. These faithful believers work tirelessly to lead churches in hostile areas, encourage persecuted believe...

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INDIA: Pastor Harassed, Imprisoned over Conversion Claims

About 80% of Indians are Hindus, and more than 10% are Muslims. India is also the birthplace of Buddhism. Hindu nationalist informants live in nearly every village and report on the activities of C...

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INDIA: Court Rules in Favour of Christian Converts

In a rare instance of protecting Christian converts instead of persecuting them, an Indian court recently ruled to uphold true freedom of religion guaranteed by the country’s constitution. Last y...

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INDIA: ‘No Longer Safe’ Christians in Manipur

It’s been almost 100 days since violence between rival groups erupted in India’s north-eastern state of Manipur. Up to 150 people are believed to have been killed and tens of thousands forced to f...

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INDIA: Pastor, Wife and Son Jailed on Charges of Luring Innocent People to Christianity

A pastor, his wife, and young son have been jailed for allegedly luring innocent people to Christianity in violation of an anti-conversion law in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state where Chr...

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INDIA: From the Field

Chhattisgarh is one of a growing number of Indian states to have passed anti-conversion laws. The anti-conversion laws have established a climate of intoleranc...

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INDIA: From the Field; Violent Unrest Continues

One of our front-line workers in India is once again asking for prayer for the people of Manipur. The eastern state of Manipur has been enveloped in ethnoreligious violence since 3 May, when a peac...

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INDIA: Anti-Conversion Law to be Repealed

In the state elections held in Karnataka on 10 May, the secular Indian National Congress party won a majority of seats over the former ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Moving quickly on election p...

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INDIA: Pastor and His Family Detained on False Accusations

On 24 April, Pastor Kirubendran and his family were detained for allegedly conducting "forcible conversion" activities and "insulting religion". The pastor's wife, Manju, was released on bail in early...

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INDIA: Manipur Remains Tense Weeks after Riots

The north-eastern Indian state of Manipur remains in a tense state of unease weeks after a devastating spate of violence led to the deaths of at least 73 individuals, most of them Christians, and the ...

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INDIA: Christian Persecution on the Rise in Uttar Pradesh

Nine Christian pastors were arrested and jailed on false charges of conversion activities in Azamgarh, in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, last Monday. The pastors and ...

INDIA Christians Singled Out in Government Survey

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INDIA: Christians Singled Out in Government Survey

In Andhra Pradesh state, officials are conducting a survey to identify all Christians who have come from Hindu families, married a Hindu or are conducting Christian activities. ...