Articles by: Shibu Thomas

Christian Pastor Brutally Attacked In Uttar Pradesh, Admitted In ICU

Christian Pastor Brutally Attacked In Uttar Pradesh, Admitted In ICU

A brutal attack by unidentified religious fanatics on May 27, in Mau district in the state of Uttar Pradesh in the Madhuban police station area has confined Pastor Dinesh to the ICU with severe injuries, including 16 stitches on his head and 7 stitches on his arm. After praying at a church member’s home, it had only been a few[Read More…]

May 31, 2020 Human Rights
A Group of Christians Stoned and Beaten up in Chhattisgarh

A Group of Christians Stoned and Beaten up in Chhattisgarh

On the 5th of May, a group of Christians namely *Ramu, *Manu and 7 others, including women, were mercilessly beaten up by a group of religious fanatics at a village in the Bastar District of the Indian State of Chhattisgarh. Why? Because they refused to forsake Christianity. Narrating this incident to Persecution Relief, *Ramu said that for a while now,[Read More…]

May 25, 2020 Human Rights
Two Christian Families Attacked In Chhattisgarh

Two Christian Families Attacked In Chhattisgarh

On the night of the 20th of May 2020, a group of religious fanatics broke into the homes of 2 Christian families who live in Kokkar Pal Panchayat in Sukma District, Chhattisgarh. The group wielded lathis (wooden clubs) and bows and arrows. At roughly 9pm, the families woke up to a nightmare. A total of 10 people including 5 children[Read More…]

May 22, 2020 Human Rights
Home of a Christian Family Mysteriously Set on Fire in Jharkhand

Home of a Christian Family Mysteriously Set on Fire in Jharkhand

The home of a Christian was mysteriously set on fire, endangering the lives of the entire family. On the fateful night of the 15th of May, *Nandu and his family woke up to the smoke and loud screams of “fire”! They had only fallen off to sleep a couple of hours ago not expecting to wake up to a nightmare.[Read More…]

May 18, 2020 Human Rights
Christian Community Attacked In Jharkhand, Modesty Of Woman Outraged

Christian Community Attacked In Jharkhand, Modesty Of Woman Outraged

The Ho people are an ethnic group of India. They are an Adivasi people group concentrated in the state of Jharkhand and Odisha, where they constitute around 10.5% of the Scheduled tribes. Most of their population inhabit forests areas of Jharkhand and Bihar. In one such ‘Ho’ village in Jharkhand, around 35 Christian families reside. Over a 100 Christians including[Read More…]

May 14, 2020 Communal Harmony
In Odisha’s Malkangiri A Christian Man Almost Lynched, His House Ransacked

In Odisha’s Malkangiri A Christian Man Almost Lynched, His House Ransacked

Religion has always been a very sensitive yet unavoidable topic in India. It is woven into the very tapestry of the country. An average Indian may have an acquaintance from almost every religious community in the country and may have never considered religious orientation as a condition of their relationships, but somehow, over the years the poison of religious nationalism[Read More…]

May 9, 2020 Communal Harmony
Ghar Wapsi in the midst of Covid-19, Jharkhand

Ghar Wapsi in the midst of Covid-19, Jharkhand

On the 3rd of May 2020, a family living in a village in Jharkhand, India, was forced to go through Ghar Wapsi (a ceremony of reconversion to Hinduism). This family accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior 4 years ago and has been faithfully walking with the Lord ever since. Persecution Relief was informed about the incident by *Pastor[Read More…]

May 8, 2020 Communal Harmony