ARTICLE

Hindu Radicals Battle Christian Compassion & Conversion

News Image By PNW Staff February 14, 2017
Share this article:

India is the world's largest democracy and also the most populous Hindu nation. With the media focus given to the numerous atrocities of Islamic extremists, most people forget that Hindu nationalists and radicals are also engaged in a large-scale campaign to persecute Christians across India. 

The violence that flared up in 2008 has continued across the country but is now also being carried out through a series of discriminatory laws aimed at subjugating or dismantling Christian populations.

In 2008 the state of Orissa saw a massive riot by Hindu fanatics. Attacking villagers in their homes and in the street, the Hindu bands didn't stop until they had hacked to death 500 innocent Christians in the worst wave of violence in recent memory. 


Since that attack, the violence has continued, but in isolated incidents. A man beaten to death, a woman raped for being Christian, a family tortured to force them to convert. 

Hundreds or perhaps thousands of stories are difficult to track as they happen in poor and less-connected areas.

Now India has applied new laws that ban religious conversions that are the result of "force, allurement or fraudulent means". 

The problem with these vague terms is that threat of hellfire in the Holy Scripture has been interpreted as "force" and providing free medical care and shelter to the desperately poor and forgotten castes is seen as "allurement" despite the inhuman conditions they would otherwise face.

The states adopting these measures to prevent conversions to Christianity have large populations of low-caste Indians who are kept poor and without hope by the caste system. 

The brotherhood of Christ, in which all believers are equal before God, threatens this system and its continued ability to oppress. Christianity, therefore, is opposed by the State, which encourages violence to preserve Hindu caste hierarchies.

A major international charity, Compassion, that has operated in India for the past 48 years and has a staff of 580 working across the country has managed to support 145,000 children. 

Bringing $50 million per year in aid to its offices in India, it has done an incredible amount of good over its lifetime, but this is now changing. 


In 2011, India changed its regulations for receiving charity from abroad and despite high-level intervention from the US government and appeals from the charity, it is now being forced to cease all humanitarian operations in the country.

The Religious Freedom Bill, in true Orwellian fashion, prohibits conversions through such vague excuses in order to maintain the status quo. 

As Christians are barred from evangelizing, helping the sick, feeding the hungry and churches are burned in record number, they also face individual and mob violence. In one wave of violence in 2015, more than 200 churches were burned.

Research by Open Doors indicates that, in 2016, almost 10 times per week a church was torched or a minister assaulted, which represented a ten-fold increase over 2015 levels.


Other News

January 16, 2018Conservatives Battle Tech Giants Over Censorship

Social media giants Google, Twitter and YouTube are facing accusations from many high-profile conservatives over alleged censorship....

January 16, 2018Next Gen Warfare Is Here - First Mass Drone Attack On Russian Airbase

The attack marked the first time when terrorists applied a massed drone aircraft attack launched at a range of more than 50 km using moder...

January 16, 2018Skynet Now: Pentagon Deploys Terrorist-Hunting Artificial Intelligence

After only 8 months of development a small team of intel analysts has effectively deployed an AI into the battlefield in control of weapon...

January 15, 2018Media Continues To Ignore Worldwide Christian Persecution

A new report by the Christian charity group Open Doors has found that most of Israel's neighbors, including Egypt, Jordan, Syria and the P...

January 15, 2018The Palestinian Terror Party: Celebrating Murder

The Palestinians want the Trump administration to return to the Obama administration's policy of scapegoating Israel and turning a blind e...

January 15,2018Science Confirms The Bible: Sexual Sin Is Against Your Own Body

Whether it be adultery or viewing pornography, sexual sin alters our brain function and, when indulged in repeatedly, can lead to a seared...

January 15, 2018Alabama's Big Win: Tagovailoa's Big Faith

The missionaries who brought Christianity to the Polynesian world wound up transforming an entire society and that continuation of the fai...

Get Breaking News