Thursday, April 07, 2016

Evangelical Fellowship of India releases troubling data for the first three months of 2016. Targeting of Christians increasing in India.

The Evangelical Fellowship of India has registered 55 verified incidents of hate crimes targeting Christians India between January 17 and March 22, 2016 in 16 states throughout the country. This list is a partial list for many incidents are not reported and of the incidents that are reported, many are unverifiable due to the sheer size of the country.

Uttar Pradesh tops the list with 10 incidents, followed by Maharashtra with 7 incidents. This is followed by Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand with 5 each, and by Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Uttarakhand with 4 each. Other states on the tally are Rajasthan (3), Punjab (2), Haryana (1), West Bengal (2), Gujarat (1), Assam (1), Karnataka (1) and Odisha (1).  

The Evangelical Fellowship of India has urged the Central Government and the respective State Governments to  curb  the  hate  and  violence  unleashed  at  the  Christian  community  in  India  and  to  secure  their fundamental right to profess, practice and propagate their faith and live peacefully as citizens of a free nation.

You can also download a full copy of the report by clicking here.