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India: Christians forced from homes by Hindu extremists

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) said in a statement: “We are deeply concerned for the wellbeing of the Christian families who have been forced to either convert or run for their lives. The freedom to choose a religion is a fundamental right afforded to every Indian citizen. We urge the local authorities to prosecute the perpetrators of these crimes, to give full protection to these families, and to take the necessary steps to ensure that Christian families in Masiya Mahuwatoli village are able to live without fear and intimidation.”

The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle joins CSW in this call, and asks all faithful believers to persist in praying for the Christians in India.

“Christians forced from homes by extremists in India,” by Heather Preston, Premier, June 22, 2019:

Christians in the eastern state of Jharkhand were forced to flee their homes after a series of violent attacks by Hindu fundamentalists.

Christian believers in Masiya Mahuwatoli village had their bibles burned and harrassed with threats of death and excommunication by Members of Hindu Jagran Manch, if they did not renounce their Christian faith.

According to religious freedom charity Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), 37 Christians have managed to escape the area, after locals threatened to confiscate their land and cut them off from food and water supplies if they did not change their religion.

The displaced families, including one pregnant woman, have sought refuge in neighbouring villages.

Three other families were forcefully converted to Hinduism….

CSW released the following statement: “We are deeply concerned for the wellbeing of the Christian families who have been forced to either convert or run for their lives.

The freedom to choose a religion is a fundamental right afforded to every Indian citizen.

We urge the local authorities to prosecute the perpetrators of these crimes, to give full protection to these families, and to take the necessary steps to ensure that Christian families in Masiya Mahuwatoli village are able to live without fear and intimidation.”

The Bharno town police station rejected a complaint made by the families on 17th June….

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