BREAKING NEWS: India Politician Jailed Over Orissa Violence; Churches Pleased

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By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Church leaders in India on Wednesday, June 30, welcomed a seven year jail sentence for a leader of an influential Hindu party who was seen as the mastermind behind anti-Christian violence in India's eastern state of Orissa that killed scores of people in 2008.

BREAKING NEWS: India State Removes Christian Refugees Ahead Of EU Visit

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By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent
Indian-ChristianNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in India's state of Orissa have forced nearly 100 survivors of anti-Christian violence to leave a local market complex where they stayed since the closure of refugee camps, Christians and officials told BosNewsLife, Thursday, February 4.

India Hindu Militants Attack Punjab Church

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By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent reporting from India
LUDHIANA, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A major evangelical group has urged the government of India's Punjab state to protect minority Christians after Hindu militants allegedly attacked a church and injured at least one Christian, BosNewsLife learned Saturday, November 20.

Hundreds Of Future Missionaries Graduate In India Amid Persecution

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of future missionaries have graduated at a Bible college in India's northern state of Rajasthan and pledged to "die for Christ" if necessary amid expected persecution, a major mission group said.

India Christians Faced Bloody 2009, Report Suggests

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service christians-in-orissa NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in several parts of India on Thursday, December 31, were hoping for a more happy 2010 after a year which reportedly saw at least 152 anti-Christian attacks.

NEWS ALERT: Survivors Christian Violence Meet EU Officials

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By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent orissa-violence-icns-2KANDHAMAL, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Survivors of India's worst anti-Christian violence in recent memory have met European Union delegates over the weekend, urging the officials to help them in their fight for justice.

India Pastor Jailed For Converting Hindus, Corpse Exhumed

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By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent _40663135_india_apNEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Police in India's southern state Karnataka detained a pastor for "forcing" Hindus "to convert" to Christianity, while Hindu extremists exhumed a Christian's dead body saying it "contaminated" a cemetery's soil, evangelical leaders confirmed Friday, March 19.
By Santosh Digal, BosNewsLife Asia Correspondent
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Police in India's southern state Karnataka detained a pastor for "forcing" Hindus "to convert" to Christianity, while Hindu extremists exhumed a Christian's dead body saying it "contaminated" a cemetery's soil, evangelical leaders confirmed Friday, March 19.

Maldives Deport Indian Teacher For Having Bible

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Bible teacher has returned to his native India after being deported from the island nation of Maldives for having a Bible in his house, Christians with close knowledge about the situation said.

India Bishop Demands Global Prayers For Victims Of Anti-Christian Violence

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service bishop1BHUBANESWAR, ORISSA (BosNewsLife)-- The Catholic archbishop in India's troubled Orissa state on Friday, November 27, urged churches around the world to pray this Christmas for victims of anti-Christian violence in 2007 and last year in which over 100 people were killed.

Hindu Militants Attack India Evangelicals; Several Injured

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By BosNewsLife Southeast Asia Correspondent Santosh Digal reporting from India BANGALORE, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Hindu militants twice attacked evangelical Christians in India's southern state of Karnataka, injuring several believers, including women and children, Christians told BosNewsLife Friday, December 30.