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At least 177 cases of Christian persecution in India in 2015, says report

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Sonali Pal Chaudhury/NurPhoto/REX (4540606h) Indian Christians and supporters protest following the gang rape of a nun at a Christian missionary school in eastern India. Candlelight vigil following the gang rape of a nun at a Christian missionary school, Kolkata, India - 16 Mar 2015 According to police 71 year old nun was gang-raped by a group of bandits when she tried to prevent them from committing a robbery in the Convent of Jesus and Mary School in West Bengal state's Nadia district. The attack early Saturday is the latest crime to focus attention on the scourge of sexual violence in India.
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Sonali Pal Chaudhury/NurPhoto/REX (4540606h)
Indian Christians and supporters protest following the gang rape of a nun at a Christian missionary school in eastern India.
Candlelight vigil following the gang rape of a nun at a Christian missionary school, Kolkata, India – 16 Mar 2015
According to police 71 year old nun was gang-raped by a group of bandits when she tried to prevent them from committing a robbery in the Convent of Jesus and Mary School in West Bengal state’s Nadia district. The attack early Saturday is the latest crime to focus attention on the scourge of sexual violence in India.

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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