Seven years ago, Hindu leader Rajeshwar Singh made a controversial promise to rid India of its Muslim and Christian populations. Party officials soon forced Singh out of the public eye, but videos of his “hate speech” resurfaced in 2019 – the same year Prime Minister Narendra Modi gained a second term in office.
Attacks on Christians have risen annually since 2014 when Hindu nationalists first came to power under Prime Minister Modi and the BJP. See our coverage here. As the countdown to December 31 begins, Christians brace for a challenging year.
“They’ve stated on the national media that they intend to make India free of Christians and Muslims by December 31, 2021. They want to make India entirely Hindu.”
Even if this deadline is extended to 2024, as this national worker reports, a clear threat remains.
Pressure and persecution
According to the latest report from Release International, Christians will face more persecution in 2021 than they previously endured. It’s an alarming statement, as persecution rose to new heights in 2020 compared to 2019. More India headlines here.
“We certainly need to be praying for [believers] in India,” Pudaite notes.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Ask the Lord to protect His followers in India. Pray they will have wisdom, discernment, and boldness.
- Praise God for working in India! Pray many people would come to know Him as Lord and Savior.