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Conversion Aversion in India

Converts to Christianity publically declaring their faith through baptism in India are aware of the antagonism they face from Hindu extremists, especially since a new government led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in May 2014. A ministry leader in Odisha (formerly Orissa) state notes, "We await prayer as the situation is becoming difficult since the new government came to power. There have been attacks, assaults, threats to pastors and believers in several parts of India." Another Christian leader told Christian Aid Mission, "We were brutally beaten and injured by a group of people who are against the Christianity. Twelve believers got severe injuries and were admitted in the hospital and were under medication. The church pastor and one of our church elders had been in jail for five days. Now all the believers are fearful, scattered and wandering in the nearby forest." Christian Aid Mission is helping persecuted Christians to survive as well as supporting pastors, providing education for children, and assisting a Bible school that operates on $200 per month.

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