• Persecution News

    Persecution Watch, January 2017

    New Year 2017 began with numerous reports of targeted violence and intimidation against the minority Christian community of India. Below is the list of 18 verified incidents according to the data available with Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI). Out of the 18-recorded incidents, 4 were recorded in Madhya Pradesh, 3 in Maharashtra, two each in

    Persecution Watch, October 2016

    Church stoned during Sunday Service at Nagpur On October 16, 2016 at Nagpur, Maharashtra, the St. Thomas Evangelical Church of India was stoned, while the Sunday worship was going on. Regular worship services have been conducted on the first floor of this rented accommodation for the past four years. It was during the service that

    Persecution Watch July 1-15, 2016

    Pastor and elderly mother assaulted in Church attack July 3, 2016: Pastor Satpal Singh, 48, his elderly mother, son and nephew were severely assaulted in a brutal attack by 12-15 men from the Sikh community in village Mallian of district Gurdaspur, Punjab on 3 July 2016. The attack took place on a Sunday early before

    Persecution Watch, February 9, 2016

    Note : Some incidents carry related photos. Clicking on the image will open them in a new window for a better view. Evangelist beaten in Erode, Tamil Nadu January 17, 2016: According to reports received from ADF, a Christian evangelist was brutally beaten by a mob of more than 100 Hindutva fundamentalists for sharing a

    Persecution Watch, January 27, 2016

    We request prayers that the church would continue to serve the nation and faithfully share the Gospel of Jesus Christ which brings about reconciliation with God and one another. Pastor arrested in Lakhanpur, Surguja district, Chattisgarh January 1, 2016: Pastor Johan Kujur from Lakhanpur village, Sarguja district was arrested after local Hindu extremist accused him

    Persecution Watch, December 9, 2015

    Christians threatened and warned at Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh December 1, 2015: Hindu extremists threatened a family and warned them of dire consequences if they continued to attend worship services at Sundra village, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh. Premlal Sahu and his family were at their home when suddenly a mob of 20 plus Bajrang Dal members barged into their