RAPED + KILLED: 2 women raped and killed among 6 Christians murdered for their faith [#IndiaPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 07/30
2 women were raped and killed among 6 Christians murdered for their faith in India in the first half of this year, according to a newly released report.
3 others — 2 Christian women and a 10-year-old girl — were raped for their refusal to give up their new faith, said 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.”
– The report
Between January and June, India witnessed 293 cases of hate crimes against Christians, including 5 rapes and 6 murders.
“Persecution against Christians has become very common.”
– Shibu Thomas, who founded Persecution Relief, which assists Christians in distress, especially widows and orphans of those killed for their faith
According to Shibu Thomas, in most cases the attackers are right-wing Hindus who want to turn India a Hindu-only nation.
“They are opposed to Christians and missionary work.”
– Shibu Thomas
Anti-Christian violence on the rise in 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:
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