Hindu extremists assaulted and tortured 29 Indian Christians for refusing to give up their faith and convert to Hinduism.
Radical Hindus attempted to force Christians to renounce their faith, reports Open Doors. When the believers refused, the Hindu extremist began to beat the men, women and children.
The group was forced to flee their community and recieved threats that if they came back they would be killed.
“This is just one of an increasing number of stories of persecution coming out of India,” Open Doors said in a statement. Hindu extremists have been attacking Christians more frequently and more violently. This is happening across India and has increased by 34 percent since 2013.
Often times, India’s Christians are banned from certain jobs, from owning property, and from handing out Bibles.
However, there is still hope despite the persecution.
Although India is a violent place for believers, it has not stopped Christianity from growing there. Christianity is India’s third-largest religion with hundreds hearing the Gospel message.
Radical Hindus, who once committed violent attacks against Christians, are now hearing the truth and accepting Christ.
Report via CBN News
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