India Hindu Extremists Cut Of Christians From Water, Land

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Several Christian families in eastern India faced uncertainty Saturday, May...

India State Releases Jailed Christians

By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Four Christians in India's eastern state of Jharkhand, who were in prison since May on charges of forced conversion, have been released, an advocacy group says.

Christian Father Killed In India For Faith In Christ

NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian father in eastern India has died after he and his wife were forced by angry villagers to spent the night in frigid water because they refused to deny their faith in Jesus Christ, BosNewsLife learned Sunday March 12.

Churches Attacked Across India On Palm Sunday

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian groups in India have urged authorities to increase protection of churches during the Easter season after at least five churches in the country were reportedly targeted on by Hindu extremists and government officials. The Palm Sunday attacks included disrupting worship services and prayer gatherings, the detention of pastors, their wives and other church members, as well as the beating by a mob of a pastor for allegedly violating "anti-conversion laws".

Activists Campaign Against Hindu Plans To ‘Eradicate Christianity’ From India By 2021

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid group Open Doors is launching a social media campaign against plans by Hindu groups in India to "cleanse the nation" of Christianity within three years. The announcement by one of the world's leading organizations for persecuted Christians comes amid church attacks by militants linked to groups such as Dharm Jagran Samiti, which wants India to become an exclusively Hindu nation, or 'Hindu Rashtra,' by 2021.

Concerns Mount Over Kidnapped Catholic Aid Worker In Afghanistan

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Corresponjudith-PTI-380dent BosNewsLife NEW DELHI/KABUL (BosNewsLife)-- An abducted Catholic aid worker from India remained missing in Afghanistan Thursday, June 23, despite fresh appeals for her release. Judith D'Souza, 40, was reportedly kidnapped in the capital Kabul on June 9 by a crime group specialized in abducting foreign nationals.

India Christians Mourn Many Killed In Crash

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 Tribal Christians Denied Education In Orissa State

By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from Orissa, India PHULBANI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Indian tribal Christians and their relatives are denied government scholarships for education in a violence-plagued district of India's eastern state of Orissa, local Christians and church leaders say.

India Christians Mourn Murdered Grandmother As Attacks Continue

BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in central India have begun the New Year in mourning and with concerns about their future after a grandmother was apparently stripped naked, beaten to death and her body burned because her Christian faith was "disturbing the peace" in her village. The incident in the remote village of Dokawaya was the latest in a series of recent incidents in India's Chhattisgarh state, which included the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.

India Church Leaders Condemn Killing Of Leading Activist

By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Indian Church leaders have condemned the killing of one of India's leading journalists and activists who publicly criticized what she saw as the persecution of Christians and other minorities in the mainly Hindu nation.

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