The report by the All India Christian Council says attacks against Christians increased by about 20 percent in 2016, and physical violence against Christians was up by as much as 40 percent. A fresh attack is being reported every 40 hours, it added.
"The attacks have become severe and more frequent. Incidents used to be confined to a few states. Now the violence has spread to 23 states," the report notes, pointing out that the sharpest rise has been recorded in the northern Uttar Pradesh state and the southern state of Telangana....
A friend of mine in India has been updating me about the escalating fear and intimidation of Christians in India for some months now. Its stunning how quickly its ramped up there in just the last few months. He says the violence and persecution is still building, and there doesn't seem to be any rational reason for the upswing
It is even worse in neighbouring Pakistan, whose Christian population long to flee the country. There is great tribulation in such countries, and it is spreading to the whole world. It's an endtime scenario. I look forward to the second coming of Christ, and the end of the world, when the Lord Jesus Christ will separate sheep from goats, the godly from the ungodly, the saved and the lost. In the meantime, we continue to preach the gospel, in hopes that some will turn from their sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, thus bringing glory to God, who quickens whom he will. Hallelujah.