International Christian Concern | Nov. 29, 2018
Hundreds of Christians in India’s Madhya Pradesh state were turned away from voting booths because their names were no longer on the voter list. This included a Catholic Archbishop and a former member of the Madhya Pradesh State Minorities Commission.
Local Christian leaders claim their names were deliberately purged from the voter list by members of the pro-Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has ruled the state for the past 15 years. Many were turned away from the voting booths even though they were able to produce election identity cards and other relevant documents.