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IN PICTURES – MURDERED, ABUSED, HOSPITALIZED, VANDALIZED, ARRESTED, BEATEN…
BJP’S FOOTPRINT
DEDICATION & CREDITS
o Prayers & Thanks

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OBSERVATIONS & HIGHLIGHTS
o The Road Map to 2017
o Action Imperatives
o Indian Christian 2016 Persecution in Brief
o Profile of the Persecuted Victims
o Types of Persecution Cases Documented

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PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD, ASIA & INDIA
o The World, Asia & India - Looking Back 2016

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OVERVIEW OF INDIAN CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION
o Only Major Cases Highlighted
o Most Persecution Unrecorded
o Indian Christians Killed for their Faith:
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Chhattisgarh ( 3 )
c) Jharkhand (2 )
d) Odisha
e) Punjab
f) Tamil Nadu
g) Maharashtra

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Nuns & Christian Women Raped & Beaten
Torture in 2016 More Severe and Varied
1. Churches & Institutions with over 1000 Members or Clergy Leading Thousands Targeted
2. Record of over 500 women and 200 children persecuted in Top 10 Cases
3. Minimum 700 Christians in Major Beating, Arrest, Detention or Charged Cases
A Couple of Persecution Incidents in Various States

FEW INSTANCES OF JOBS, HATE, FCRA, VISAS, & NGOs
o Unemployment
o St. Mother Teresa
o FCRA & NGOs
o Deportation & Visa Denial/Renewal
o Educational & Minorities Institutions

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LOVE JIHAD RESURFACES WITH ISIS LINKS ?
o Kerala Christian woman’s conversion: Maharashtra radical Muslim arrested.

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DALIT CHRISTIANS AS SCAVENGERS, PROHIBITION & COW VIGILANTES
o State Discrimination & Scavenging
o National Law on Prohibition & Cow Slaughter

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ANTI MINORITY LAWS & UNIFORM CIVIL CODE
o Legitimizing Persecution - Freedom of Faith Acts
o Uniform Civil Code & Personal Laws

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KANDHAMAL, ODISHA – NO JUSTICE YET

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HINDUTVA LINKED TO VIOLENCE, TERRORISM, TRAFFICKING & CONVERSIONS ?
o Parivar Traffics
a) 29 July 2016. Assamese Tribal Girls taken to Punjab & Gujarat to Hinduise them
b) February 2016. Home Secretary R.K. Singh releases list of terror suspects with RSS links
c) 30 December 2016. Two Malegaon Blast Accused Killed in Custody Alleges Sub-Inspector
d) 20 February 2016. Cop Beaten, Forced to Wave Saffron Flag & Paraded by Hindutva fringe

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SYSTEMIC & INSTITUTIONAL PERSECUTION
o Presidential Order of 1950
o Anti-conversion Legislation
o Foreign Contributions Regulation Act
o Toothless and Non-Existent Minorities Commissions
o Various Sections of Indian Penal Code
o Schedule Tribal Benefits and Forest Act
o Finance and Government Schemes
o Bills and Commissions
o Land Allotment for Religious Needs
o Infringement of Minority Rights under Art 30

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AMERICA URGES INDIA TO ENSURE FREEDOM OF FAITH
o USCIRF asks India to Publicly Deal with Persecution
o 34 American Lawmakers Urge PM Modi to Act on Worsening Communal Attacks
o Persecution - US Senator Urges America for Funds & Sanctions Against Guilty Countries

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THE CSF RECOMMENDATIONS TO GOVERNMENT
o Sabka Vikas, Sabka Saath
o Political Representation
o Economic Upliftment
o Holy Land Subsidy
o Odisha Justice
o Enactments
o Finance

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50 HINDUTVA ARMED CAMPS IN UP & 15,000 HINDUTVA EXTREMISTS

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MURDERS

A Christian mother, SamariKasabi, has been
attacked and killed by a mob who were originally
seeking her son, Sukura, and his family
Chhattisgarh, December 7, 2016

Pastor Martin of Ashirwad Prayer
Centre in Vasai was found dead.
Maharashtra, August 17, 2016

Pastor Madur was beaten by unknown attackers
until he lost consciousness.
July 30, 2016

A young Christian woman named Samjheera
was found murdered
Jharkhand, July 8, 2016

Pastor Yohan Maria murdered in Chittoor district.
Andhra Pradesh, June 29, 2016

Mourners attend the funeral service of the
Rev. Abraham Soreng, who was found murdered
Jharkhand, May 6, 2016

ABUSED

Pastor Avdhesh Savita beat him, shaved half of his head, one eyebrow and one side of his moustache,
and put him on a donkey as they led him in a procession
Uttar Pradesh, January 30, 2016

HOSPITALIZED

Pastor(80) and his team were attacked during a
prayer meeting by 200 youth.
Uttar Pradesh, February 19, 2016

Anoop Masih was beaten by Hindu extremists after
he protested against desecration of a Christian graveyard
Punjab, May 25, 2016

CHURCH VANDALIZED

Church vandalized by Bajrang Dal mob
Chhattisgarh, March 9, 2016

CHURCH VANDALIZED

Bible and other religious books kept at the grotto
of St Sebastian's Church were found burnt.
Maharashtra, March 9, 2016

Hindutva outfits vandalized a
newly constructed church
Tamil Nadu, March 12, 2016

Makeshift chapel burnt down
Telangana, March 20, 2016

Religious fanatics attacked and tried to set
Pastor Sameliand his pregnant wife on fire after
thrashing them
Chhattisgarh, April 17, 2016

Church vandalised miscreants damaged
the statue of St. Anthony
Karnataka, June 6, 2016

Heson church was demolished by Hyderabad
Municipal authorities.
Telangana, June 17, 2016

CHURCH VANDALIZED

Hindu extremists stop construction
of church building
Chhattisgarh, August 25, 2016

Statue of Jesus Christ vandalised in
Mumbai after canonisation of Mother Teresa
Maharashtra, September 6, 2016

Members of a right wing hindutva outfit
threatened a Christian man and his wife who
conducted worship to stop the prayers.
Uttar Pradesh, September 14, 2016

Bike-borne men reportedly threw the “sutli”
bombs and stones at Christ Church
Uttar Pradesh, September 19, 2016

Gideons International stall at KrishiMela was
vandalised by hinduvta extremists
Karnataka, September 27, 2016

St. Thomas Evangelical Church was stoned and
worship meeting disrupted.
They abused Pastor NitinAtkur and the
Christians present in filthy language
Maharashtra, October 16, 2016

ARRESTED

Twelve people were arrested and jailed for
converting to Christianity
Madhya Pradesh, January 19, 2016

Haryana, June 19, 2016

BEATEN

Fr. Jose Kannumkuzhy and three members
were beaten by a group of 35 young people
Tamil Nadu, January 2, 2016

A graduate of Timothy Bible College was severely
beaten and abused by a group of Bajrang Dal members
Bihar, April 10, 2016

16 Dalit Christians who were tied up and forced to
Evangelist Antony and his wife was beaten by
hindutva fundamentalists
flee their homes women and children were also beaten.
Madhya
Pradesh, May 22, 2016
Jharkhand, May 13, 2016

BEATEN

Father Sushil John Soren was fatally injured
both hands when aa machete wielding
perpetrator attacked him.
Odisha, June 19, 2016

Evangelist Mr. Kipgen was beaten up in Bengaluru
Karnataka, July 8, 2016

20 Carol singing Catholics beaten for "forced conversions"
Rajasthan, December 14, 2016

CHRISTIANS THREATED

Tamil Nadu, June 16, 2016

FORCED TO FLEE

Gond Tribe Christians flee Indian village following
threat Villagers told to covert from Christianity
Chhattisgarh, May 3, 2016


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