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About India

  • Leader:Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  • Government:Federal republic
  • Population:1.3 billion (62.3 million Christians)
  • Main Religion:Hinduism
  • Persecution Level:Severe
  • Source of Persecution:Religious nationalism

Since May 2014, India has been governed by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As a result, radical Hinduism, which was already present under the previous government, has increased steadily. While intolerance has risen, and minorities are constantly attacked, the central government has refused to speak out against the atrocities – thus further encouraging the radical Hindus to step up their actions. The level of impunity has gone up markedly for those who push for a completely Hindu India.

Recent News from India

Apr 22 2016

Attempt in India to Set a Pastor and Pregnant Wife Ablaze

Found in Prayer

Hindu fundamentalists doused a pastor and his seven-month pregnant wife with gasoline in an attempt to set them ablaze during an attack on a church in central India.


Mar 28 2016

'I Can Die or Witness; Make Me a Witness'

Found in Prayer

Two sisters from Odisha, India survive persecution in their village and gather strength and courage from Christ, whose suffering they share.


Prayer Points for India

  • Pray for Christian converts from Hinduism, forcefully pressured to convert back.
  • Pray for God’s provision for those evangelizing in states with anti-conversion laws.
  • Pray for Christian girls placed under house arrest by their families because of their faith.

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