Stories

  • A Dignified Burial, Denied- May 2020

    June 15, 2020

    In the month of May, 2020, a total of 17 incidents were reported. Chhattisgarh took the lead with 7 incidents, Jharkhand followed with 3 incidents, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar reported 2 incidents each and 1 incident each in Haryana, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh. The nature of the incidents this month included physical assault, threats and… Continue reading

  • Violence Against Christians amidst nationwide lock-down: April 2020

    May 18, 2020

      On 17th of April, 2020, villagers in Mendoli in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh called a Gram Panchayat meeting attended by 200 villagers where a Christian family was also summoned. Once there, the religious heads demanded that they must renounce their faith in Christ. On refusing to do so, a mob of villagers severely assaulted them, outraged… Continue reading

  • Three Christian families boycotted in Sukama, Chhattisgarh, restored and compensated for losses by assailants

    October 24, 2019

    Three Christians living in Bondiguda village in Sukama district of Chhattisgarh. Their neighbouring villagers displeased by the fact that these families practiced Christianity, threatened them to either leave their faith in Christ or leave the village. Following this, on May 23, 2019, a mob of villagers went to their houses and threw out their utensils… Continue reading

  • Social boycott of Christians in CG

    Social boycott of Christians in CG

    May 13, 2019

    The first quarter of 2019 witnessed at least 81 independently verifiable instances of violence meted out to Christians across India. Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh recorded the highest number of incidents with a count of 19, 15 and 12 incidents respectively. The total tally of incidents from Uttar Pradesh alone in 2018 was 104… Continue reading

  • Mob Violence Against Blind Pastor Balu Saste in Madhya Pradesh

    May 13, 2019

    In January 2016, Pastor Balu Saste, his wife, son, and eleven members of his congregation were violently attacked with sticks and rods by a mob of religious extremists in a small village in Madhya Pradesh. Pastor Balu Saste and his wife are visually impaired and live on a meager grant of Rs. 500/- per month… Continue reading

  • Church Attacked in Tamil Nadu During a Christmas Meeting

    May 13, 2019

    In Coimbatore, a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Christian meetings are regularly given closure orders by religious extremist groups on the pretext of “noise and disturbances” caused to the community. On December 9, 2017, a peaceful pre-Christmas gathering was disrupted by an outraged religious outfit led by a local leader of a… Continue reading