BJP pushes anti-conversion law in Indian state of Jharkhand

Bharatiya Janata Party maintains Christian missionaries' service in education and health are a cover to attract the poor.The ruling pro-Hindu party in eastern India's majority-tribal Jharkhand state has pushed for an anti-conversion law that church leaders fear will be used to intensify the harassment of local Christians.


Indian State Jharkhand CM under fire from christians for his conversion remarks

RANCHI: Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das on Sunday came under fire from the tribal Christians of the state for his recent remarks on conversion of tribals.
The Rashtriya Isai Mahasangh (RIM), a socio-religious body of the Christian community spread across several states, on Sunday accused Das on demeaning the Christian missionaries and their ongoing social service going on in the state for decades.


Pastor Shot dead in Jharkhand

Jharkhand, Pentecostal pastor killed by gunshots, "shame" for India secular
Nirmala Carvalho
Chamu Hasda Purty he was serving in the village of Sandih. He was a respected and valued by the community. Its religious functions attended by the entire population, without distinction of creed or caste. The police are on the trail of the killers. Christian activist: "The murder of Pastor offends religious freedom in India."
Ranchi (AsiaNews) - The pastor of the Pentecostal Church in a village in central India was killed in gunfire by unidentified thugs. The murder took place in the late evening of October 13, but the superintendent of the local police, Anis Gupta, has released the news only today. He also added that the police have identified the killers and are on their trail.


Police in India rebuke, file case against Christians fleeing Hindu extremist attack in Jharkhand

A police station official in India’s Jharkhand state this month reviled
Christians who sought protection after Hindu extremists beat and threatened
to kill them for refusing to convert to Hinduism, area church leaders said.