The persecution of Christians in India has been steadily worsening with the rise of Hindu nationalism and, as reported by former Hindu terrorists and many Christian leaders, is being directed towards a genocide of all of India’s Christians. This sentiment was reflected by a statement from the Global Council of Indian Christians, which reported that Indian Christians are treated as second-class citizens and the persecution is only becoming worse:
In India “hostility against the Christian faith is increasing”. This was declared to AsiaNews, Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC). The activist denounces two incidents against Christians on the same day in two different states: Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. According to the Christian leader, the fact that the episodes happened on the same day is not a coincidence, but “an indication of growing hostility”.
The incidents to which Sajan K George refers both took place on November 14th. In the first, the police of Uttar Pradesh arrested four Pentecostal pastors on charges of “promoting discord, hostility and the feeling of hatred among the various groups on the basis of religion; contamination of a place of worship with the intent to insult the religion of a social group “.
The four arrested, released on November 20, are the pastors Lalji, Radheshyam, Munna and Ramsukh. Christians were leading a prayer gathering in the village of Chaphar, when some residents abruptly interrupted the meeting and harassed the faithful. Later the inhabitants shattered the statues of their deities and accused the Christians of desecration and forced conversions.
The second episode took place in Maharashtra, during a program of evangelical Christians entitled “City of Hope” (photo 2). The meeting was to be held at the Acharya Atre Theater of the municipal corporation of Kalyan-Dombivali, but was canceled due to protests by activists [radical Hindus, ed .].
According to the president of the GCIC, “the vulnerable Christian minority is subjected to surveillance by the majority [Hindu] in secular India. Christians do not do anything illegal, but are constantly accused of forced conversions. There are constitutional guarantees, but now harassment and intolerance are becoming a reality for the Christian community. Christians are second-class citizens “. (source)