Christianity in India Growing Despite Intense Persecution
Never has persecution been so intense in one of the largest countries in the world. A nation of 1.2 billon people, India is predominantly Hindu (80.5 percent). Only 2.3 percent of the population is Christian, and many believers across the country are beaten, tortured, or killed.
In fact, Voice of the Martyrs reports that ‚ÄúChristians are attacked in India more frequently than in any other country.‚ÄĚ Unfortunately, Christians and pastors affiliated with the denomination are not immune to this abominable persecution.
In the last 20 years, persecution in Gujarat has increased substantially as the state has become highly politicized with militant Hindus. Recently, officials passed an anti-conversion law, forcing Christians to go to court to prove they‚Äôve not been coerced. Christian pastors are viewed in suspicion, and some have prices placed on their heads....