India: Hindu extremists lash out on Christians – Vatican Insider

A Christian demonstration in India

Attacks and gestures of intolerance, particularly against Protestants, are on the rise

Marco Tosatti – Rome

The greatest violence against Christians is witnessed in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is no coincidence that the party in power is the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is backed by Hindu extremists. According to a representative of the Christian Legal Association, lawyer Nova Bethamia, Christians or their property are attacked on average three times a week in Karnatake. In recent weeks, there has been a significant increase in violence, including an attempt to cut the throat of a Protestant pastor while he was in hospital recovering from a previous attack.

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