The level of persecution in India is extreme.
Christianity is the third most followed religion in India. Christians are targeted by Hindu and Muslim radical groups because they are viewed as outsiders who need to be cleansed. Persecution is often violent, taking the form of physical assault or murder, especially to converts of Christianity. The government continues to neglect protecting Christians and their families. In fact, Christians are often wrongly arrested for creating a disturbance. It is becoming increasingly difficult for Christians charities and churches to function within the country.
Christianity spread to India in 52 AD by Thomas the Apostle and was well established by the 6th century. It is widespread across all of India and is comprised of a various Protestant and Evangelical denominations, Syriac, Chaldean, Roman, and other Catholic and Orthodox traditions. Please support Christians in India.