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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

Aug 9 2016

Indian Pastor Abducted and Killed

Found in Prayer

Pastor Uika Maria of Lachipuram church, Chintur ( located about 1.5 miles from Motu, a block of the Malkangiri district of Odisha) has been abducted and killed by the Naxalites.


Jun 22 2016

Lighting Up the Lives of India’s Children

Found in Prayer

“I had no money to buy this Bible and God has provided me with such a nice Bible. By reading this, I will learn so many new things and whatever I learn, I will share with my friends who do not know the Living God,” says Pragyanparimita Behera.


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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