Christians are the largest religious target of persecution and slaughter in the world. The forced conversion of Christians and elimination of Christianity by Muslims is so severe that humanitarian groups are calling it genocide on a global scale.
However, Islam isn’t the only threat to Christians.
International Christian Concern has warned that Hindu nationalists are leading attacks on Christians in India.
“There has been a sharp rise in hate campaigns against Christians by political organizations,” ICC reports.
“This threat of purging Christians from villages extends from Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh to now Uttar Pradesh, and to the borders of the national capital of New Delhi,” said John Dayal, a member of the Indian government’s National Integration Council.
Hindu mobs are attacking Christian houses and turning churches into Hindu temples.
In July, a church in Sahakarinagar village was attacked by Hindus. They beat the pastor and several members of the church.
“We are concerned of our safety, even going alone outside looks very dangerous at the moment,” Rev. RC Paul, who was leading a Bible study at the church said.
The Open Doors rights group explains that religious intolerance among Hindus in India is on the rise.
The ICC concurs, saying, “Without drastic change, this difficult situation will likely only get worse, as radical Hindu nationalist groups popping up across India have been given almost complete impunity under the new Hindu nationalist government led by BJP and Narendra Modi.”
Christian Headlines reports that India is passing laws making Christian meetings, prayer, and preaching illegal in 50 towns. The legislature has prompted attacks and persecution to the Christian minority.