10 Christian families forced to renounce faith

Ten Christian families in India have reportedly been driven out of their homes in the Jharkhand state after they refused to renounce their faith in Jesus Christ last month. International Christian Concern, a nonprofit persecution watchdog based in the U.S., reported Tuesday that the 10 families have not been able to return to their homes in the Pahli village of the Latehar district after they were forced to flee the village for refusing local radicals' demands that they convert to Hinduism. According to sources who spoke with the charity, the families were summoned to a meeting with the group of local Hindu radicals on June 5 and were given two options: recant their faith or leave the village.

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Source of information Community Networks Place of incident Village
Number of victims 47 Identity of victim Christians
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed 0
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Role of police Unsatisfactory :"We are living in fear, away from our homes," the 25-year-old Kujju told ICC. "It is almost a month since my house is locked by Hindu radicals and there is no attempt by the police or the government to resolve the issue. O Current status Investigation has not begun :"Things have become increasingly difficult to serve as a pastor in Latehar," Pastor Rajdev Toppo told the organization. "On a daily basis, I am threatened and ridiculed for teaching Christians the Word of God. The local government has not been helpful inc
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Date of incident: June 05, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Forced conversion
  • Harassment
  • People leaving traditional food habits/Livelihood/Property
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Undisclosed
    Name of Perpetrator group of local Hindu radicals
    State Jharkhand
    District/City Latehar
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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