International Christian Concern | Oct. 18, 2018
By ICC’s India Correspondent
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In the Bastar district of India’s Chhattisgarh state, Hindu radical groups, bent on stopping what they claim are “forced religious conversations,” continue to use social boycotts as their primary weapon of organized persecution against Christians.
Christians living in the predominately tribal Bastar region have been violently targeted by Hindu radical groups for over four years because of the growth of Christianity in the region. The social boycott is one of the more sinister ways in which radicals persecute Christians, seeking to stunt the growth of Christianity.
A human rights activist told International Christian Concern (ICC), “In Bastar villages, once you become a Christian, you will have to forget or cut off all social and community activities; then only, you can stay in the village. Otherwise, you will be ostracized or excommunicated.”