Church Torched, Christians Threatened in India's Kashmir State
Religion TodayReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2012 Jun 07
A 119-year-old church was torched by Muslim extremists in India's Kashmir state, where Christians are under mounting pressure, International Christian Concern reports. Additionally, more than 400 Christians have fled their homes as a result of threats from Muslims. A local Christian leader says Muslim fundamentalists want Christians to leave the state, and Christians cannot resist the pressure because they are a minority. Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians, said the case was evidence of the "growing pressure" on Christians by the Muslim majority. "Life for the Christian minority is increasingly difficult," he said.