Date: June 15, 2019
India (International Christian Concern) – Villagers in in India’s Chhattisgarh state are denying local homeless Christians the opportunity of work and to purchase produce. The Christians were left homeless after they were attacked on May 23rd. The total number left homeless are three families, or 25 people, which include four infants.
The attack occurred when the Christians refused to denounce their faith after villagers pressured them. The village practices a tribal religion that emphasizes nature and ancestor worship. There were approximately 150 attackers who, in addition to destroying their homes, destroyed all of the clothes and belongs of the Christians. Most of the food which the families had saved was dumped down a drain. The breadwinners of the families have fled to another village.
This is not the first time that these Christians have been attacked. A similar case occurred in 2017. In 2016, one of the Christian women was attacked. The local police have a record of ignoring complaints of violence and doing little to protect the rights of Christians.
HOW TO PRAY: Pray for these families to remain strong in their faith. Pray for them to receive the necessary day-to-day supplies to support their families. Pray for greater religious freedom in Chhattisgarh.