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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

Dec 8 2016

Christian Man Killed in Odisha, India

Found in Prayer

A Christian in Bhitarkota village was taken from his home early on the morning of Nov 20th, never to return. His body was later found in the outskirts of the village.

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Dec 8 2016

"I'd Rather Die Than Forsake Jesus"

Found in Prayer

Chandan Devi lay on the floor, her shoulder bruised from the blow she had just received. The door shut with a loud bang. Did her husband scream when they dragged him out of his house? We didn’t dare ask. 35-year-old Chandan wipes her tears away with the end of her sari. She is a child of God, mother of four and now, a widow for Jesus’ sake. Welcome to India.


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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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