Indian Christians at Jantar Matar against fundamentalist violence

New Delhi (AsiaNews) : Representatives of more than 100 Churches and Christian organisations staged a peaceful protest on Sunday 19 February at Jantar Matar in Delhi – the site of demonstrations in the capital – to draw the attention of the government, the Supreme Court and civil society to the sharp increase in hostility, hatred and violence against Christians in many states. Particular concern was expressed over the situation in Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Karnataka and Jharkhand.

According to the United Christian Forum (UCF), in 2022 alone, 598 incidents of violence against Christians were recorded in 21 different Indian states, almost two per day. These incidents include intimidation, mob assaults, brutal assaults, vandalism of places of worship, sexual violence, church closures, social ostracisation, denial of burial for the dead, and false complaints under anti-conversion laws. Read more …

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