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Hindu extremists stop construction of church building

 

In the latest attack against Christians in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, Hindu extremists have stopped the construction of a church building and threatened Christians against continuing to profess their faith.

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Evangelist beaten up in Bengaluru, India

 

A 26-year-old from Manipur was allegedly assaulted by five men in Lakshmipura, Indiranagar, on Thursday morning. The alleged attack on Evan Mamang Kipgen took place around 1a.m. just as he left his friend’s house.

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14 year old Girl raped, then murdered for being Christian in Indian state of Chhattisgarh
Family that became Christians 18 years ago was under pressure from local Hindu leaders to give up their faith. Her family say were orchestrated by Hindu extremists for refusing to abandon their Christian faith Read more

Rev Ramlal Kori, a Pentecostal minister, and a friend named Nandalal were abducted by Hindu radicals in the village of Gadra, dragged into the forest and beaten with sticks. The police found them eight hours later tied to a tree. Instead of arresting the criminals, authorities detain Read more

 

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Christians rally to denounce Church attack in Tumakuru, Karnataka

 

Thousands of Christians including religious leaders of the Christian community staged a dharna along with hunger strike on 18th July, as they took to the streets in the city to condemn the recent attack on Tomlinson church at Siragate. Read more

Activists of Bajrang Dal, one of the sister organizations of the radical Hindu groups and a part of Prime Minister Modi's BJP, was arrested for ‘attacking’ the Dalits in India today. Two Bajrang Dal activists, have been booked for attacking a Dalit family  for alleged cow slaughter, police said today.

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Pastor Ramlal Kori and Gadra Mohalla were abducted, stripped, tied up and thrashed by about 25 Bajrang Dal activists in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa. Police later rescued the duo, from Gadra Mohalla of Pahadi village in Mauganj police station area, and admitted them to a hospital Read more.

Two men, including a pastor, who were allegedly attempting the religious conversion of a woman and her son in Shahpur area of Rewa district were caught by Bajrang Dal activists, dragged out of the house, held captive and beaten heavily for around six hours on Thursday late night. While the Rewa district police on Friday  Read more

 

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Six Christian Villagers including a two year old child are shot and killed by paramilitary forces in the state of Odisha, India.

The incident took place last Friday, July 8 in Malapanga forest under Tumudibandha police limits. Malabanga area is located in the Kandhamal district of Odisha state Read more.....

India’s New Education Policy: Creeping 'Saffronization'? 

Barring some modifications in 1992 and in 2005, the first major overhaul of the 1986 policy has been taken up by the Modi government now, which is seeking to address and accommodate changes in the realm of education...Read more

Masked men attack a church with petrol bomb. A church in Tumakuru city was attacked by a person yet to be identified in the wee hours of Thursday.

At around 4.10 a.m., a person who had covered his face stood outside the Tomlinson Church, near Sira Gate, and hurled a lit beer bottle filled with petrol. Read more

 

About us:

 

Federation of Indian American Christian Organizations (FIACONA) is a coalition of several Christian organizations of all denominations of Indian Americans across the United States and Canada.


It is a voluntary, cultural and charitable organization with an emphasis on advocacy on behalf of persecuted Church.

 

FIACONA is a bridge builder for ecumenical advocacy for the purpose of finding ways to reduce violence against Christians in India. In that way our work raises awareness of the rights of religious minorities in the U.S. as well.

 

The Federation counts over 450,000 people among its members living in every single state in the United States and Canada. Besides these Indian American Christians, the Federation also counts support from several thousand Christian churches and movements in every single state across the US.

 

Protecting the interest of two thousand year old Christian church in the Union of India; and ensuring the social, cultural and political space of the church, besides the fundamental rights to safety, security and equal status of every single person in the Union is protected remains paramount to FIACONA.

 

FIACONA was formally launched in 2000 as a reaction to the onslaught of violence perpetrated by Hindu nationalists against the Christian population all across the Union of India. The violence was more pronounced in remote areas of Northern part of the Union where independent church movements lack protection from local communities and administration in most cases.

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