lunedì 25 ottobre 2021

India
Rising intolerance in India blamed for growing number of cases of persecution of Christians

(Rita Joseph - LiCAS)
The United Christian Forum helpline reported that it has recorded 305 incidents of violence against Christians from January to September. Rising intolerance leading to anti-minority sentiments have caused 305 attacks on Christians in India in the past nine months, reported a Christian group last week. Anti-minority sentiments that have been on the rise since the right wing Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party took over the reigns of governance in 2014 are now spiraling out of control, said the United Christian Forum. Father Suresh Mathew, editor of the weekly Indian Currents, also said the attacks on Christians are part of a bigger plan to establish a “Hindu Rashtra” or Hindu state. In a media briefing last week, the United Christian Forum helpline reported that  (...)