India: One Year Anniversary of Modi’s Election

May 26, 2015 by Janelle P in Asia

One year ago, the Bharatiya Janata Party, led by Narendra Modi, won control of India’s national government. Anti-Christian harassment, sometimes deadly, continues on a daily basis, and has intensified in ways not always seen in official statistics. A campaign of Ghar Vapsi—the return of Christian converts to Hinduism—has begun, and BJP politicians are promoting the long-shot idea of a national anti-conversion law.

With nearly 1.3 billion people in India, its sheer size has often attracted the attention and heart of the world. The BJP official ideology is hindutva, which is dedicated to defining India in terms of its strong native culture, of which the Hindu religion is one part. India’s ranking on the World Watch List has consistently been on the rise over recent years, indicating by facts alone, persecution is getting worse in India. Incidents of violence are increasing and occurring almost daily.

In some parts of India, Christians lead normal lives, but with the election of Modi last year, things are declining fast.

Open Doors serves Indian Christians through biblical, vocational and legal training, medical help, advocacy and literary classes. Please join us on the one year anniversary of Modi’s election to pray for the nation of India, and ask God to continue to strengthen His church there and bring many into a saving relationship with Him.