INDIA – Leaders Claim Government Investigation is an Attempt to Malign Indian Christians

International Christian Concern | Oct. 18, 2018

Christian leaders in India’s northeastern state of Jharkhand claim a government investigation into the operations of more than 80 Christian organizations has turned into an attempt to project Christians as lawbreakers and rally Hindu votes.

The investigation started when an employee at a Christian convent run by the Missionaries of Charity, an order started by Mother Teresa, was accused of selling a child. That single accusation was then used by the BJP-led government of Jharkhand to open investigations into 88 other Christian organizations.

Recently, a report by Jharkhand’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has recommended that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigate the financing of the organizations under investigation. According to the CID, the Christian organizations are misusing funds to conduct religious promotion activities, something Hindu nationalists find deeply offensive.