RAPED + KILLED: 2 women raped and killed among 6 Christians murdered for their faith [#IndiaPerscution #ChristianPersecution] 07/29
2 women were raped and killed among 6 Christians murdered for their faith in India in the first half of this year.
3 others — 2 Christian women and a 10-year-old girl — were raped for their refusal to give up their new faith, according to the half-yearly report released on July 28, 2020 by Persecution Relief, a Christian group.
According to Persecution Relief, an ecumenical body that records Christians’ persecution in India, its data shows “a very grim picture” of religious freedom in Hindu-majority India.
“Hate crimes against Christians in India have risen by an alarming 40.87 percent despite a nationwide lockdown in place since March 25 in the country.”
Between January and June, India witnessed 293 cases of hate crimes against Christians, including 5 rapes and 6 murders.
Anti-Christian violence on the rise in India:
The most dangerous states were Jharkhand, Odisha and Chhattisgarh, where six Christians were killed this year: