Indian Christians Narrowly Escape Their Homes

06/25/2019 India (International Christian Concern) – Indian police officials rejected a compliant made by Christian villagers on June 17th regarding months of harassment, discrimination, and violent threats faced because of their faith. As a result of this rejection, an estimated 37 local believers have fled their homes.

The incident occurred in Masiya Mahuwatoliu village, located in the Eastern State of Jharkhand. Their Hindu neighbors refused to treat Christians as legitimate members of the community. Bibles were burned and death threats issued against Christians. They were restricted from having access to community facilities. Local reports also say that three Christian families were forcibly converted to Hinduism. When police refused to protect their rights, Christians began fleeing the village.

The threats originate from a local fundamentalist group known as the Hindu Jagran Manch (HJM), which is affiliated with the BJP political party led by President Modi. The re-election of the BJP has empowered Hindu radicals to be more brazen in their persecution of Christians.

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