Posts Tagged ‘India’

Karnataka becomes India’s 11th state to enact anti-conversion law

Local Christians Face Increased Violence and Threats India (International Christian Concern) –The southern Indian state of Karnataka has become the 11th state to ratify the Freedom of Religion Acts, also known as an anti-conversion law. The ordinance was approved by the state cabinet last week and sent to the governor for his approval….

Christians accuse policeman in India of destroying church building

Remains of church building burned down in Kistaram village, Chhattisgarh state, India. (Morning Star News) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – After months of appeals to officials in central India, Christians are still awaiting action against a police officer alleged to have burned down a church building and threatened them with false charges if they…

India Has a Key Role to Play in a Possible New World Order

In the first half of April 2022, India’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar made some revealing remarks at a press conference in Washington, D.C. He was standing beside U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. When asked about India’s purchase of Russian oil, Jaishankar said: “If you’re looking at energy purchases […]

Authorities in district of India’s Uttar Pradesh demand pastors to cease religious activities

Photo Credit: Planemad/Wikipedia (International Christian Concern) — Last week, authorities in the Basti district of Uttar Pradesh summoned several pastors to the police station. The officers instructed the pastors to cease all religious activities including house church gatherings in the district unless obtaining prior permission from the district…

Is India a welfare state?  

The directive principles enshrined in the Constitution of India declare that India is a welfare state.  It is said that the welfare schemes protect the poor and the downtrodden, provide the skills needed to participate better in the process of accelerating economic growth, and equip the economically inferior workforce. Social welfare systems provide assistance to […]

Making India unitary or Hindu Nation-state

There has been a lot of discussion in the Constituent Assembly on whether the country is to be unitary state or federation of states. The result of that discussion is the state of affairs that we see today. Which of the two views is in vogue in the country today is to be seen. The […]

Radiocarbon Dating Indicates Iron Age India Began 4200 Years Ago!

New carbon dating performed on organic deposits found in Mayiladumparai, Tamil Nadu has pushed the beginning of the Iron Age in southern India back by approximately 700 years, the Deccan Herald reports.  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later 

Scam watch: India a nation of scammers?

Do we hear of Chinese calling people and scamming them out of their hard earned cash? Do we hear of Russians calling up unsuspecting ‘mums and dads’ for an anti-virus refund scam? Do we hear that South Koreans are calling our phones in order to con us? What we (the people) DO hear is that […]

Groups in Karnataka, India Issue Complaints About Bibles in School and Prison

Photo Credit: Parij Borgohain/Pexels (Barnabas Aid) — Extremist groups in Karnataka, India, have issued complaints against the use of the Bible in a prison and in a Christian school. A visitor to a prison in Gadag district claims to have found a Bible in a non-Christian prisoner’s cell. The alleged discovery has led to calls […]

18 Christians in India Jailed, Fight False Charge of Five Years Ago

Church building of Pastor Hidma Sodi damaged in Bhelwapal villagel, Chhattisgarh state, India in 2017. (Morning Star News) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Christians falsely charged with crimes related to an act of vandalism in central India five years ago spent five days in jail and are fighting the case anew after it mysteriously resurfaced, […]

Will Smith Seen in India for First Time Since Oscars Attack, to Meet with Spiritual Leader Who Teaches ‘Methods for Self-Transformation’

Will Smith was seen landing in Mumbai, India, where he is reportedly meeting spiritual leader Sadhguru, who teaches “powerful methods for self-transformation.”

India is Building Up its Naval Capacities

India is a big country with significant resources and a huge population. It has the third largest economy in Asia and the seventh largest in the world. But its geographical location also presents it with certain problems. Specifically, the Indian peninsula is largely cut off from the rest of the Eurasian landmass. In the west […]

Assaulted Pastor in India Faces Baseless Charges, Death Threats

Pastor Kailash Dudwe is attacked by Hindu extremist-led mob on Jan. 14, 2022 in Dhar District, Madhya Pradesh, India. (Morning Star News screenshot) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Still recovering from injuries at the hands of a Hindu extremist-led mob that beat him unconscious in January, a pastor in central India faces death threats, landlords […]

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s Visit to India

It is now possible to be cautiously optimistic about relations between China, India and Japan, which may soon be put on a normal, stable footing – an essential prerequisite if we are to see an improvement in the overall situation in the Indo-Pacific region. That is despite the fact that the recent visit by Japanese […]

On the Visit of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to India and Cambodia

On March 19 – 21, 2022, the Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited India and Cambodia. Despite the obvious difference in the “weight classes” of the visited countries, both stages of this trip constitute a single remarkable event at the present stage of the “Big World Game”, which focuses on the confrontation between the United […]

Ancient Stone Jars Discovered at Four Forest Sites in India’s Assam

A team of researchers has documented the find of “mystery” stone jars from the state of Assam in northeastern India. The 65 stone jars were unearthed in 2020 from four sites across the Dima Hasao province in Assam. Remarkably, similar jars have been found at ancient sites in Laos and Indonesia. According to the  BBC, […]

Greek Buddhism, The Forgotten Chapter In A Philosophy That Began in India

A bygone era forgotten in Western circles but preserved in the histories of Buddhist traditions tells the story of the Greek contribution to Buddhism. Enshrined in the daily prayers of the Theravāda followers of Sri Lanka is a vivid throwback to this long-lost chapter of Greek Buddhism: “I bow my head to the footprints of […]

Christian Pastor Slashed, Shot to Death in Central India

Pastor Yalam Shankar was killed on March 17, 2022 in Chhattisgarh state, India. (Morning Star News courtesy of family) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Six masked men in central India this month killed one of 22 Christians a Maoist group had warned to “leave the pastorship,” sources said. Pastor Yalam Shankar was slashed and shot […]

Joni Ernst Joins Grassley in Placing Hold on Eric Garcetti’s India Nomination

Outgoing Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti faces new obstacles to confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to India as Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) has joined her colleague Sen. Chuck Grassley in placing a hold on his nomination over allegations that he tolerated sexual harassment in his office. Source

India: Widows celebrate Hindu spring festival of colours

Around 100 widows are marking Holi – the Hindu festival of colours in spring – at the Gopinath temple in the northern Indian town of Vrindavan. Source

‘India’s Skinniest Elephant’ Found in Captivity on Brink of Death, Until Rescuers Bring Her to Care Center to Heal

An emaciated elephant calf in India was being held by neglectful owners and was on the brink of death. Looking like skin and bones, she suffered from extreme malnourishment—until a community of caring animal activists came to the rescue. When a pro-animal rights individual, Mr. S. Jain, reported witnessing the terrible state Lakshmi the elephant was […]

India Issues Apology After Accidentally Firing A Missile Into Pakistan

The Indian government has issued a statement apologizing for the accidental firing of a missile into Pakistan earlier this week. The statement issued by the Indian Ministry of Defense on Friday, claims that a “technical malfunction” occurred “in the course of routine maintenance.” BYPASS THE CENSORS Sign up to get unfiltered news delivered straight to […]

Controversial Anti-Conversion Law Introduced in Haryana, India

Haryana is 11th Indian State to Introduce the Law  03/09/2022 India (International Christian Concern) –The BJP-led State Assembly in the state of Haryana has introduced an anti-conversion bill which if approved by the governor, would make Haryana the 11th state in India to introduce an anti-conversion law.   The bill’s language prohibits religious conversions effected through […]

Pastor Tied to Post, Beaten in Delhi, India

Pastor Kelom Kalyan Tete tied to post in South Delhi, India on Feb. 25, 2022. (Morning Star News screenshot) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists in the National Capital Territory of Delhi last month tied a pastor to a post at a busy intersection and beat him before hundreds of people, but police have […]

Hindu Extremists Try to Kill Pastor, Wife in Northern India, He Says

Pastor Rakesh Babu after attempt to kill him in Chandauli District, Uttar Pradesh, India on Jan. 14, 2022. (Morning Star News) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Pastor Rakesh Babu was about to go to bed one night earlier this year in northern India when eight Hindu extremists broke into his house, beat and choked him […]

League of Palestine Scholars condemns India ban on hijab

The League of Palestine Scholars yesterday condemned India’s ban on Muslim women wearing the hijab in colleges, Anadolu reported. In a statement, the league said: “We condemn the Indian ban on wearing the scarf and call for respecting the Islamic faith.” “We stress that the hijab is part of the inalienable principles for Muslims and banning it […]

India’s Christians Experience Sharp Persecution Increase

Forced Conversion and Blasphemy Accusations Underscore Most Cases 02/14/2022 India (International Christian Concern) – India’s Christian community is currently experiencing a sharp increase in persecution across eight states during the past three weeks. International Christian Concern (ICC) has recorded at least 14 violent incidents, as well as 12 cases in which Christians were wrongfully jailed […]

Hardline Hindu Neighbors Attack Pastors in Northern India

Remnant of Bible burned in Anand Nagar, Haryana state, India on Jan. 28, 2022. (Morning Star News) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A Hindu extremist mob on Jan. 28 attacked two pastors in northern India, setting the Bible of one on fire as he blacked out from the beating, he said. Accusing the pastors of […]

Hostility toward Christians Grows in District in Northern India

Pastor Chunglenlal Singsit is badgered by Hindu extremists in Padyari, Kathua District, Jammu and Kashmir state, India, on Dec. 25, 2021. (Morning Star News screenshot) HYDERABAD, India (Morning Star News) – Intense opposition to Christianity grew in an area of northern India in the past month as a Hindu mob invited news media to record them […]

Dalits in 21st Century’s India

Dawn of 21st century, for Dalits, should have been better because of the long war they waged on superstructures of discrimination, the price they have paid with their lives, agony, torture and humiliation they have been subjected to should have resulted in offering better fruits. They should not have faced even an iota of discrimination; […]

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