Christians Demonstrating Against Church Attacks Arrested
NEW DELHI (Worthy News – Feb 9)– Police in India have arrested hundreds of Christians while they were protesting attacks against five churches in just the past two months, according to International Christian Concern.
More than 1,500 Christians gathered in New Delhi on Feb. 5 to demand protection for their places of worship, but police enforced an emergency law and detained 300 of the protestors.
“This string of church attacks in New Delhi is just a sampling of what Christians across India are facing,” said William Stark, ICC’s Regional Manager. “In India’s rural areas, church burnings, beatings, social boycotts and forced conversion attempts have become common place. India’s national government has remained bizarrely silent on the issue of religious intolerance, despite the fact that it is affecting millions of its own citizens. Prime Minister Modi has been called on multiple times to publicly speak on this issue, yet he has remained silent. This silence has let down India’s religious minorities and only further emboldened India’s Hindu radicals.”
After Modi’s Hindu nationalists took control of India’s national government last May, attacks on Christians and churches have increased dramatically.