March 23, 2020
NEW DELHI, India — A Christian family was attacked and expelled from their village and a Christian leader in another area was beaten and run over in ongoing violence toward Christians by Hindu extremists in India.
The attacks occurred within a seven-day period in India’s Madhya Pradesh state.
On March 4, Hindu nationalists accused Isaac Paulose — an elder at Grace Fellowship Church and coordinator of New India Evangelistic Association — of conversions and beat him, then ran over him with motorcycles.
On March 9, a family was attacked and expelled from their village. Two days later, the family’s 9-year-old daughter was threatened as she was going to the family’s refuge in the jungle after school. Attackers threatened her with death if she returns to school. Sources said her father was promised safety if he renounced Christ.
India is No. 10 on Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List of countries where it’s most difficult to be a Christian. (MS)