INDIA – Christians in India’s Assam State Concerned by Series of Attacks

International Christian Concern | November 5, 2018

Christians living in India’s northeastern state of Assam are concerned by a series of attacks on their community over the past month. Starting on September 29, Christians in Assam recorded three attacks on their community which normally experiences little to no persecution.

On September 29, unknown assailants attacked and desecrated a statue of Don Bosco, a 19th century Italian priest and educator, in Tezpur, Sonitpur District.

Then, on October 2, a group of Christians were assaulted by a mob of Hindu radicals in Dhaligaon village, located in the Bongaigaon District. The Christians were attacked days after they had refused to convert to Hinduism or leave the village.

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