By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Indian police continued investigating Friday, December 4, church bombings and other attacks that rocked the Christian community in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu, raising fears of more tensions between Christians and Hindus.
By Joe DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife) -- A major mission group in India said one of its missionaries was out of jail Saturday, January 31, but cautioned he still awaits trial for allegedly forcing people to convert to Christianity in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Eleven tribal Christians in India's southern state of Karnataka were freeon bail Wednesday, February 17, after Indian police detained them for several days for allegedly "forcefullyconverting" Hindus to Christianity, rights investigators and Christian leaders said.
By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian groups in India have welcomed recommendations from a government-appointed commission to give Christian converts of a Hindu 'Dalit' caste background similar state benefits as underprivileged groups professing Hinduism, Buddhism or Sikhism as their religion.
By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India CALCUTTA, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in India's eastern West Bengal state were recovering of their injuries Thursday, April 12, after Muslim militants broke up a prayer meeting and beat up believers, including women, local police and Christians said.
By BosNewsLife Senior Mission Correspondent Dr. John M. Lindner and BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Students in New Delhi on Sunday, June 21, joined massive protests against the alleged reluctance of authorities to detain those involved in killing a social worker who supported Christians, other religious minorities and 'lower castes' in this predominantly Hindu nation.
By BosNewsLife International Correspondents Rodney Drinnen and Stefan J. Bos NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- There was renewed concern Friday, January 23, over the situation of Christians in India as several remained detained on charges of "forcible conversion" and others recovered from injuries after Hindu militants attacked homes and prayer services, Christian rights investigators said.
By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Despite concerns over his health, a prominent human rights activist continued his hunger strike Saturday, December 19, to force the Indian government to reserve jobs in the booming private sector for Dalits -- the 'lowest caste' in India's ancient system of Hinduism -- and other poor communities.
By Marshall Ramsey II, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Police in India have rescued a 16-year old Christian girl who was being held captive for two years and used as a slave in an operation that has underscored international concerns about girls trafficking in the Hindu nation, BosNewsLife established Thursday, September 2.
By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Christians in India's eastern state of Andhra Pradesh faced the difficult task Sunday, May 10, of rebuilding their church after suspected anti-Christian militants torched the building, the latest in a series of attacks against churches in the area, investigators said.