India State Detains Pastors For "Converting" Hindus

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A dozen church leaders remained behind bars Monday, April 12, a week after security forces detained them in India's southern state of Karnataka on charges of "forceful conversion" of Hindus, a major evangelical group said.

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India Hindu Militants Attack Evangelical Christians

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An evangelical church in central India celebrated Easter this weekend after police harassment and threats from suspected Hindu militants who accused local believers of forcefully converting Hindus to Christianity, an evangelical umbrella organization said.

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India Evangelicals Worship As Militants Attack Churches, Youth Center, Pastors

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Evangelical Christians in central and southern India were worshiping Sunday, March 28, amid threats from suspected Hindu militants who reportedly attacked a Christian youth center, churches and pastors.

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Three Injured As Hindu Activists Attack Catholic School, Christians In India

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Police were investigating Saturday, March 27, attacks by suspected Hindu activistson a Roman Catholic school and, separately, a pastor and his companion near India's capital New Delhi which injured at least three people, Christian rights activists said.

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Orissa Authorities Detain Christian Preachers

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A Christian preacher of one of India's oldest mission organizations has been held in a prison in India's volatile Orissa state since December over allegations that he has links with a militant group, evangelical leaders said Friday, March 26.

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Over 1,000 Anti-Christian Attacks In Indian State, report

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An official of one of India's largest evangelical umbrella groups says his organization recorded over 1,000 anti-Christians attacks in 500 days in the Indian state of Karnataka and that the number is growing "by the day."

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India Pastor Jailed For Converting Hindus, Corpse Exhumed

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Police in India's southern state Karnataka detained a pastor for "forcing" Hindus "to convert" to Christianity, while Hindu extremists exhumed a Christian's dead body saying it "contaminated" a cemetery's soil, evangelical leaders confirmed Friday, March 19.

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India Police Detain Bishops In Dalit March

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Several bishops were detained Friday, March 5, in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu where police halted a protest march against the alleged discrimination of Dalit Christians here and elsewhere in this mainly Hindu nation, Christian officials said.

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India Police "Refuse" Investigation Into Attempted Murders Of Christians

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Police in India's Punjab state refuse to investigate the involvement of Hindu militants in the attempted murders of Christians, according to a report obtained by Worthy News and its news partner BosNewsLife Tuesday, March 2.

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