Four Cases of Religious Persecution a Week in India

November 23, 2007

Author: Michael Zera

Source: Religious Intelligence

A leading journalist and member of the National Integration Council reports that four cases of Christian persecution occur each week across India.

Dr John Dayal reports the number of atrocities against Christians a year has surpassed what was the entire year’s record in 2006 and 2005. By November 16 this year, 190 Christians have been persecuted, says a story carried on

The report quoted Dr Dayal as saying: "The victims include members of almost every Church denomination in the country, Catholics, Protestants, and Evangelicals. They include Catholic Fathers, catholic Nuns, Priests, independent Pastors, wives of Pastors, believers, Seminarians and Bible School students, and ordinary folks. Violence includes attempted murder, armed assault, sexual molestation, illegal confinement and grievous injury."