Christians and Secular Groups Join Forces to Call Attention to Increased Persecution in India

The increase in persecution of non-Hindus is the focus of my latest article for WORLD.

Christian and secular groups recently met to speak out against increased persecution of non-Hindus in India. They sought to bring attention to more than 600 attacks since the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to World Watch Monitor.

Modi, the head of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), won a landslide victory in the May elections. Nationalist fervor also helped BJP win many parliamentary seats.

Since that time, Hindu extremists have stepped up attacks and even passed laws against Christians. In one instance, several protestant pastors were arrested after Hindu fundamentalists claimed they were forcibly converting people to Christianity, Asia News said.

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