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02/05/2024 India (International Christian Concern) – Christian minorities in Chhattisgarh, India, face increasingly severe religious persecution at the hands of radical Hindu nationalists. Recent incidents have highlighted the targeted attacks on these communities, leading to heightened concern for their safety and well-being.

A group of Christian farmers was attacked by radical Hindu nationalists.

“We had grown good crops last year and all of a sudden, one day, violence took place against us and all the crops were left for animals to eat, and all the animals ate up my hard-earned crops,” said one farmer. “We do not have any food to eat. It was such a tough time for us. We had no seeds and fertilizer to cultivate the land. We were honestly seeking the Lord and waiting on God for his help.”

International Christian Concern (ICC) aided 50 farmers (and their families) in the community by purchasing seeds and fertilizers for their farms, aiming to help them rebuild their livelihoods in the aftermath of the attack.

Another farmer said, “We as a family suffered so much loss due to no seeds and fertilizers for planting crops. God provided the needed products through ICC. It’s been such a big help to us and all our farmers. We thank ICC so much for providing us seeds and fertilizers.”

The escalating religious persecution faced by Christians in Chhattisgarh has become a growing concern, highlighting the urgent need for safeguarding the rights and safety of these minority groups. This distressing scenario underscores the pressing need for concerted efforts to address religious intolerance and safeguard the fundamental rights of all individuals, irrespective of their religious beliefs.

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