India: 30 Christians Attacked in Chhattisgarh, Five Sent to Hospital

October 15, 2023

Many Hindus believe that conversion to Christianity is an attack on their culture and way of life, and an imminent threat to both, despite the fact that Christianity has been a presence in India since the days of St. Thomas the Apostle. 

For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in India, see here.

“30 Christians Attacked in Chhattisgarh, Five Sent to Hospital,” International Christian Concern, October 13, 2023:

10/13/2023 India (International Christian Concern) — Five Christian residents of the Indian state of Chhattisgarh were recently rushed to the hospital for treatment of injuries received in an attack by radical Hindu nationalists.

Local sources said the attack was an attempt to ‘reconvert’ Christians to their earlier Hindu faith. Thirty believers were summoned to the village center and asked to renounce their newfound Christian faith. When they refused, the Hindu nationalists attacked and beat them with rods and clubs.

An ambulance was called but the mob initially refused to let it through. Five victims were eventually transported to the hospital and the others were chased away.

Christians in this community have faced ongoing harassment. On multiple occasions leading up to this event, believers were threatened with violence by their neighbors to stop praying to Jesus….