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First Half of 2021 Saw More Persecution and Targeted Attacks of Christians and Muslims in India

In July 2021, the Religious Liberty Commission of the Evangelical Fellowship of India released its Half Yearly Report in which it outlined the various forms of persecution that have taken place against the nation’s Christian minority within the past six months. In total, 145 individual cases were recorded; like in previous years, the states of […]

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European Union Introduces Parliament Recommendation on EU-India Relations;

On Thursday, 29 April 2021, the same day that it passed a monumental resolution focusing on the negative human rights implications of Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws, the European Union introduced another resolution recommending consideration of human rights during the expansion of the EU-India strategic partnership. The draft resolution is not exclusively focused on the issue

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India Repatriates Rohingya While Bangladesh Moves Them to Isolated Island

On Monday, March 8, 2021, it was revealed by government officials that India has started the process of repatriating Rohingya refugees to Myanmar; upwards of 150 have been detained for their illegal residency in Jammu and Kashmir and are currently in the process of being deported back to their home country, despite the tremendous human

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Evangelical Fellowship of India Reports 11 Instances of Violence or Persecution against Christians in First Half of February

In mid-February, the Religious Liberty Commission of the Evangelical Fellowship of India reported that, similarly to the stream of incidents of violence and persecution against Indian Christians that took place in January, the frequency has remained steady this month. Within just the first fifteen days of February 2021, eleven incidents were reported; also as is

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Nearly 30 Indian Christians Persecuted in First 30 Days of the New Year

For Indian Christians, the turn of the new year has regrettably ushered in more of the same persecution- according to Persecution Watch, a project coordinated by the Evangelical Fellowship of India’s Religious Liberty Commission, in just the first month of 2021, there have been 29 incidents of violations of religious freedom against the nation’s Christian

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Hindus for Human Rights’ Important Message on Future Engagement with India

On January 6th, 2021, Co-Founder of Hindu for Human Rights, Mr. Raju Rajagopal, made an essential plea to the incoming Biden-Harris Administration to reorganize the United States’ foreign policy agenda towards India to include human rights and religious freedom as non-negotiable goals. As has been recognized by domestic and international organizations alike, it is concerning

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Uttar Pradesh, India, Sees First Christian Arrested Since Implementation of New Anti-Conversion Legislation

The eighth Indian state to ratify and implement an anti-conversion law, Uttar Pradesh, has just seen the first arrest of a Christian under the new legislation. In addition to Uttar Pradesh, other states such as Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Guharat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand have all implemented similar laws which the governments claim are imperative

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Hindutva Mobs Ambush Predominately Muslim Village in India

On Tuesday, December 29, the predominately Muslim village of Dorana in Madhya Pradesh, India was viciously and abruptly ambushed by a radical Hindu nationalist mob. Fortunately, the village’s Muslim residents were able to evacuate for safety, meaning that there were no associated injuries or deaths. However, buildings and belongings were ransacked and damaged during the

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