A report from the Evangelical Fellowship of India has said at least 177 cases of Christian persecution happened in the country last year.
The Fellowship said most of these were of physical violence (68), with stopping church worship (18) and damaging churches (18), arresting pastors and Christian colleagues (18) and rape (3) also happening several times.
One rape case involved a nun at her convent.
Given that the Indian government only records instances of religious victimisation when the police formally file it, it’s likely that many more instances of Christian persecution occurred in 2015 than the cases above.
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