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Indian Christians wait for justice

Feb 18 2017 The Matters India

As I track recent Indian news on my social media and news portals, I come across stories about how India shuts down the valiant efforts of nongovernmental organizations that work for the most marginalized people and religious minority communities in India.

According to the January Human Rights News Bulletin from the Indian Social Institute, the Indian government ...

Is It Time For India To Change Its Constitution To Stop Christian Persecution?

Feb 17, Christianity Today

The constitution of India is one of the main obstacles to curbing persecution of Christians, according to World Watch Monitor, an organisation dedicated to reporting on Christians who are attacked for their faith around the world.

The report says that, according to new information from the US Commission on International Religious...

Indian Christian Couple Forced to Stand 17 Hours in Freezing Pond for Refusing to Deny Jesus Christ

Feb 14, 2017 Chrstian Post

A 50-year-old Christian convert in India died last month after he and his wife were forced to endure the torture of standing neck deep in a freezing pond for more than half a day after they refused to renounce their faith in Jesus Christ.

Delhi: Church in Rohini vandalised, donations worth 250,000 Rupees stolen

Feb 17 2017 The Hindustan Times

The incident comes two years after a Christmas crib was burned to ashes on the premises of a church in Rohini in January 2015.

 

Few weeks earlier, a stone was thrown at a church in Jasola in south east Delhi in December 2014. The same month, a church was vandalised in Dilshad Garden

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US Commission on International Religious Freedom Report Examines Legal Restrictions against Religious Minorities

Feb 8, Report:USCIRF

Non Hindus experienced numerous incidents of intimidation, harassment, and violence, largely at the hands of Hindu nationalist groups. Members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tacitly supported these groups and used religiously-divisive language to further inflame tensions.

India rejects report of U.S. faith panel

Feb 9, 2017 The Hindu

India on Thursday rejected criticism from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) that religious minorities in the country continued to face vigilantism and constitutional challenges. At the weekly briefing, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the USCIRF had no locus standi to assess religious freedom in India.

Compassion Int'l Being Forced to Close Doors, Abandon 147,000 Children in India

Feb 1 2017 Christian Post

"We are broken-hearted that the Indian government has put us in a position ... forced to close our doors in India. ... to provide our holistic child development program to more than 147,000 children," said Compassion President.

Spike in Persecution; Watchdog Says 'Indian Christians Easy Target.

Feb 2, 2017 Christian Today. Christian persecution in India has gotten worse over the past year, and it is now considered a high-risk activity Read more

A group of Christian lawyers are reporting that 3 more incidents were reported in last two days. Read more.

Murdering the Mahatma today

Jan30, 2017

January 30, 1948 will remain etched forever in the conscience of the nation. On that fateful day at evening prayer, Mahatma Gandhi fell to the bullets of his assassin Nathuram Godse, in Delhi. Godse represented the fascist, fanatic, fundamentalist and ‘feku’ forces, which abhorred the values for which ...

91-year-old priest who fought 38 years for Indian citizenship, passes away

Jan 27, 2017 Times of India

The affable Jesuit priest of Spanish origin, Father Federico Sopena Gusi, who had struggled for 38 years to become a naturalized Indian citizen last year, passed away due to old age related ailments on Wednesday.

Pastor in India in Hiding after Police, Hindu Extremists Assault Him.

Jan 26, 2017 Morningstar News

Months after Hindu extremists and police attacked a revival meeting in northern India and shut down a church, one pastor is in hiding, and officers prohibit another from praying with members in their homes.

Five inciidents are reported in 3 days across India

Jan27, 2017

()Hindu radical groups try to prevent a Christian burrial

()Christian evangelist brutally beaten and then arrested under trumped up charges

()Handicapped Christian Pastor arrested on false allegations of illegal religious conversions..

Violent Hindu mobs loyal to Prime Minister Modi continue to attack Christians across Goa, Telangana and UP states

Jan 25, 2017 Reports

A group of lawyers based in Delhi are reporting that: 200 Christians have been worshiping at a Church at Saroor Nagar Mandal, Hyderabad, Telangana for the last 3 years.

Indian Christians remember Australian Missionary Graham Staines and his two young boys who were burnt alive by Hindu radical groups in Orissa, India.

Jan 24, 2017 Asian News

Today the Indian Church remembers the murder of the Australian missionary Graham Staines, killed by Hindu radicals in 1999 along with his two youngest children.

President Trump invited Mr. Modi to the White House calling him a 'True Friend'

Jan24, 2017

While FIACONA supports improved cooperation between India and US, it also expressed concerns about the President inviting Mr. Modi to the White House without understanding what Mr. Modi stands for.

More Christians being attacked in poll-bound states, claims NGO report

Jan 22, 2017 Hindustan Times

The five states going to the polls this February and March recorded a spurt in attacks against Christians last year, said a non-government organisation in a report that could reignite a debate on the alleged rise

Hindu nationalism is more Italian and Christian than Sonia Gandhi

Jan 22, 2017 Times of India (Opinion)

Hindu nationalists have always made large claims about their exemplary and inimitable Hindu-ness. In Essentials of Hindutva, the book that comes closest to defining the ideology of modern Hindu nationalism, V D Savarkar

FIACONA congratulates President Trump on his Innauguration

Jan20, 2017

The Federation of Indian American Christian Orgaznizations (FIACONA) congratulates Mr. Trump at his innaugation as the 45th President of the United States of America.

 

FIACONA is looking forward to..

 

The video below shows Prime Minster Modi's foot soldiers attacking a Christian family in their home in Jaipur, India. This video made by the attackers themselves was obtained by our members recently.

 

Hundreds of such attacks take place every week across India since the BJP party under Mr. Modi assumed power in New Delhi. It is also believed that Prime Minister Modi's government is actively blocking news of such attacks in the print and electronic media. Less than 1% of such attacks against Christians come to light through social media. Mr. Modi and his top government officials turn a blind eye to these attacks justifying that these people are attacking the Christians only because they have converted to Christianity.

 

The video below is little over 5 minutes long. A large section of this video shows the attackers preparing themselves and getting to the home of the Christian family. (Please note that the second half of the clip is not suitable for young audience).

 

FIACONA suspects false propaganda and wrong advise by certain people who managed to get closer to his election campaign are the reason why  President Trump called the man presiding over these attacks against Christians in India, Mr. Modi, a "True Friend" in his recent phone call.

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