Stories

  • Preventive Detentions of Christians and pastors, a rising concern: October 2020

    November 13, 2020

    Twenty-five incidents of harassment and violence against Christians have been reported in the month of October 2020. The most number of incidents were reported in Uttar Pradesh where 12 incidents were reported, followed by 4 incidents in Chhattisgarh and 3 incidents in Jharkhand. A rising trend that calls for concern is the frequent arrests and… Continue reading

  • Chhattisgarh in Focus- September 2020

    October 16, 2020

    The month of September 2020 saw 26 incidents, with Jharkhand taking the lead with 5 incidents, followed by 4 incidents each in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. One of the most striking examples of faith based persecution was seen in the State of Chhattisgarh. The case in point happened on 19th September, 2020. A… Continue reading

  • Misleading news reports a significant factor for rising hostility against Christians in India- August 2020

    September 11, 2020

    There have been 31 incidents in the month of August 2020. The most number of incidents were reported in Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh with 11 incidents each. Notably, there has been a significant rise in incidents this month as Unlock 4 comes into force. An unprecedented 18 incidents within a span of one week was… Continue reading

  • Police Inaction contributing to severe violence against Christians in India – July 2020

    August 13, 2020

    Fourteen incidents of violence against Christians were recorded this month with Jharkhand taking the lead with 3 incidents followed by Uttar Pradesh where 2 incidents were reported. Strikingly, out of the 14 incidents reported this month, one incident involved the commission of murder and 6 incidents involved severe physical assault wherein the Christian victims were… Continue reading

  • The Freedom of Conscience and Religion violated- June 2020

    July 15, 2020

    In the month of June, 2020, a total of 17 incidents were reported. Chhattisgarh took the lead with 5 incidents followed by Jharkhand where 3 incidents were reported, Maharashtra and Haryana both had two incidents each and one incident was reported each in Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. The incidents this… Continue reading

  • 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