Most persecution comes from a variety of radical Hindu groups wanting to cleanse their country.
Converts from a Hindu background bear the brunt of the persecution in India and are constantly under pressure to return to Hinduism. Radical Hindu groups are increasingly enjoying impunity when they harass Muslims or Christians. At least 8 Christians were killed last year and nearly 24,000 physically assaulted. As a result, the level of fear and uncertainty among the majority of Christians is increasing.
In partnership with local churches, Open Doors strengthens the Indian church through: