The latest report of the Evangelical Fellowship of India revealed that “Targeted violence and hate crimes against the Christian community in India continued unabated in 2018.”
The EFI said there are 325 incidents of attacks against Christians in India, and most of the violence occurred in Tamil Nadu in southern India, and Uttar Pradesh, the most populous province in the country. India has 1.3 billion citizens and Christians make up 2.3% of the total population, reports Evangelical Focus.
According to the EFI report, “Over 40% of the documented incidents (132), took place in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) making it the state where Christians were targeted the most,” while 40 incidents happened in Tamil Nadu.
The Religious Liberty Committee of the EFI appealed to the government to protect the rights of everyone and “ensure the rule of law and the security of religious minorit