Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party, crackdowns on Christians have steadily increased. Five states currently ban conversion. Especially alarming is the impunity that follows hate crimes, which have targeted Christians and other faith minorities including Muslims.
For example, in the village of Jalalabad, extremists obstructed the water supply to a community of Christians, informing them that the water would flow again only if they discontinued church services. While village president Gupta said he could do nothing about it, some Christians believe the police are in collusion with the extremists, Express writer Katie Mansfield reported.
According to Open Doors President David Curry, the Indian government is actually supportive of Christian oppression. Also, it has become increasingly hostile to American NGOs, including Christian ministry Compassion International, which was forced to close its Indian operations earlier this year after nearly 50 years in the country. As a result, thousands of children lost access to food, medical care and tuition assistance.
The remainder of this article is available in its entirety at LifeSite News