• RLC Reports

    Persecution Watch 16 – 28 February 2021

    Christians in India continued to face opposition, harassment and violence, as the RLC documented 24 incidents in the month of February 2021. January 2021 has seen 29 incidents documented by RLC. Many cases have been filed against Christians under the new Freedom of Religion ordinance in Madhya Pradesh since January 2021. The state led the

    Persecution Watch 1 – 15 February 2021

    An initiative of the Religious Liberty Commission of EFI 1 – 15 February 2021 Religious Liberty Commission documented 11 incidents of hate and targeted violence against Christians in India in the first half of February 2021. Madhya Pradesh once again led the tally with 4 incidents. According to a report by national media “in a

    RLC Persecution Watch

    1 – 15 January 2021 On 3 January in Vikas Colony, Shahjahanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, four Christians and a pastor were charged on an allegation of engaging in religious conversion activities. Religious extremists accused Pastor David, Rajat, Jagat, Ajay, and Shirish Gupta of luring people into Christianity – a claim that the Christians vehemently denied.

    Persecution of Christians in the curfew of Covid – RLC report on 2020

    The Corona-19 virus pandemic impacted India as much as it did the world, leaving, till December end 2020, more than 10.5 million Indian hospitalised, and 151,000 dead.  The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, in a national telecast announced a nation-wide total lockdown on March 24. With all industrial, business and tertiary economic activity at a

    EFI-RLC Half Yearly Report 2020

    Lynching, ostracization in targeted violence against Christians in first half of 2020 The absolute sense of impunity generated in the administrative apparatus of India by the Corona pandemic lockdown, and the consequent absence of civil society on the streets and in the courts, has aggravated the environment of targeted hate and violence against Christians in

    RLC Report – Hate and Targeted Violence against Christians in 2019

    PRESS RELEASETags:EFIRLC, Persecution Watch, RLC Report A consummately organized hate campaign against India’s Muslim population, beginning mid-December 2019, and erupting in a pogrom in mid-February 2020  against them in their “ilakas” (loosely translated as ghettos) in the North eastern suburbs of the Indian capital city New Delhi, has not only delayed the analysis of the