Hindu Mob Attack Christians, Burn Bibles

Published 28 February 2018  |  
AP
India is ranked 17th on Open Door USA's World Watch List of countries where Christians face the most persecution.

Hindu extremists abusing Christians carrying Bibles and religious literature were filmed and published on social media. In another video, the extremists are seen tearing the Bibles and setting them on fire.

Upon verification, the incident had reportedly taken place in Telangana.

In the first video, extremists are seen asking Christians to "get lost" even as they gather people around. "We should burn you all and even the car, so that things do not continue," the attackers say.

In another video, Christians are accused of "getting money from different places to convert people" and of "brainwashing people to make them Christians".

The extremists say, "You people think Hindus are fools and [we] will keep quiet."

In several states in India, even a simple act of distributing Christian pamphlets or Bibles is seen as an attempt to lure people into converting to Christianity by "fraudulent means", which is punishable under so-called "anti-conversion laws".

The Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) described 2017 as "one of the most traumatic" year in the decade for Christians in the country after it recorded 351 verified incidents of attacks on Christians.

India is ranked 11th on the World Watch List of countries where Christians face the most persecution because of their faith.

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