The persecution began with a village meeting when 14 believers were summoned by their fellow villagers. Their community accused them of following a foreign religion. A few days after the meeting, villagers came together—many of them were drunk, carrying bamboo rods and handmade weapons—with one purpose: attack Christians’ homes and belongings. As they shouted Hindu slogans, they destroyed the homes. The attacks went on for two days.
This is what Christian persecution looks like today in parts of India. It’s often mob-fueled and violent. Watch it in action below.