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State Department Splits with USCIRF on New Religious Freedom Violators
(UPDATED) The 2012 International Religious Freedom Report highlights continued rise of anti-conversion laws as noteworthy, 'worrying trend.'
Violators. (UPDATED) The 2012 International Religious Freedom Report highlights continued rise of anti-conversion laws as noteworthy, 'worrying trend.'.
Indian Converts Must Get Government Permission (One Month in Advance) or Face Prison
(UPDATE) A new, no-confidence vote in Madhya Pradesh's Hindu government has delayed ratification of the state's anti-conversion bill.
Face Prison. (UPDATE) A new, no-confidence vote in Madhya Pradesh's Hindu government has delayed ratification of the state's anti-conversion bill.
Christian Tourists in Kashmir Face Violence over Conversion Claims
(Updated) United Jihad Council warns missionaries to leave Kashmir or "suffer the consequences."
AsiaNews reports that local Christians–but especially foreigners–in the picturesque but contested Indian state are increasingly in danger of anti-conversion violence.
Court in India's Most Hindu State Partially Repeals Anti-Conversion Law
Evangelical Fellowship of India wins court victory.
Court in India's Most Hindu State Partially Repeals Anti-Conversion Law. Evangelical Fellowship of India wins court victory. CT has regularly covered India and anti-conversion laws.
Bhutan Bans Public Religious Activities For Six Months Before Elections
(Updated) Preventative measure' intended to support constitutional mandate that 'religion shall remain above politics.'
Formally, Bhutan guarantees religious freedom to its citizens, but anti-conversion laws and policies banning religions other than Buddhism have been on the rise since 2010, making it
Good News for Christians in India's Most Persecuting State
After nearly a decade, Hindu nationalist party finally loses power in Karnataka.
BJP somewhat, and CT reported that a subsequent defeat in 2004 "sent shock waves across the nation." That significant defeat came after the BJP introduced an anti-conversion law to
Nepal's First-Ever Census Reveals Good News for Christians
Number of Catholics and Protestants in Himalayan nation has tripled since 2007.
Growth throughout the last five years has occurred in spite of anti-conversion laws, although an agreement signed in May promised to protect the rights of the Christian community.
Hindu Nationalists Attack Peaceful Prayer Meeting Under 'Forceful Conversion' Pretense
Assault on pastors’ meeting in India shows depth of extremist hostility.
Even in a state with no "anti-conversion" law, Hindu extremists in India leveled the accusation of forceful conversion at pastors as they belted the Christian leaders with iron bars.
More Arrests in Martyrdom of India Missionary Family
Two Hindu extremists will stand trial for 1999 massacre of Graham Staines and his two sons.
sentences. India's high court recently reworded its ruling to remove anti-conversion language that seemingly blamed the missionaries for their own deaths.
India Punishes 100 Doctors for Gendercide
Physicians accused of illegally performing sex-selective abortions.
An Indian court recently sentenced 12 men to six years in jail for 2008 riots that targeted Christians, and an Indian state court partially repealed an anti-conversion law.
India Intervenes on Christmas Conversion of Thousands of Christians to Hinduism
(UPDATED) Hindu nationalists refuse to back down on Christian and Muslim re-conversions, dub India a 'Hindu nation.'
BJP somewhat, and CT reported that a subsequent defeat in 2004 "sent shock waves across the nation." That significant defeat came after the BJP introduced an anti-conversion law to
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India's Christians Shrug
The country’s likely next leader is a Hindu nationalist who has suppressed other faiths. Why church leaders aren’t worried.
This would include tough anticonversion laws, a crackdown on public criticism of Hinduism, and further limits on religious minorities. The BJP has pushed
U.S. Visited by Only Politician Ever Banned Over Religious Freedom Violations: India's Modi
Meanwhile, Indian Christians prepare to protest persecution surge from prime minister's first 100 days in office.
BJP somewhat, and CT reported that a subsequent defeat in 2004 "sent shock waves across the nation." That significant defeat came after the BJP introduced an anti-conversion law to
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Operation Mobilization India transforms itself into a local witness.
The Hindu nationalist BJP party, which supported anti-conversion laws aimed at restraining Christian outreach and evangelism, won national elections.
Dalit Christians Debut New Strategy in India Election
New political party in new state takes stand for lowest caste, while court fight for more rights remains stalled.
[Editor's note: The 2012 International Religious Freedom Report called the rise of anti-conversion laws a "worrying trend." In one Indian state, a proposed bill will send Christians to jail if
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