Persecution of Christians Radiates Outward from Hub in Northern India, Sources Say
Attacks on Christians that began in one area of Uttar Pradesh in July have spiked and spread, instilling fear in congregations throughout the state, sources said.
After several attacks in Jaunpur District in July, by the end of October persecution of Christians had spread to 32 of Uttar Pradesh‚Äôs 75 districts, rights activist Dinanath Jaiswar told Morning Star News, with some of those districts seeing assaults earlier in the year.
‚ÄúJaunpur District has emerged as the epicenter of violence against the Christian community,‚ÄĚ Jaiswar said. ‚ÄúThe frequency and intensity of the incidents took us by surprise. There were days when at least two or three incidents would be reported from different parts of Uttar Pradesh, and we would struggle on how to provide help to hapless Christians.‚ÄĚ...