In the first 212 days of 2023, 525 incidents of violence against Christians have been reported from 23 states of India, which is a significant increase compared to the total of 505 incidents reported for the entire year of 2022, according to United Christian Forum.
Members of the Hindutva armed group Bajrang Dal, wielding speakers blaring the slogan "We will make a Hindu nation, Jai Shri Ram," attacked Christians who were praying inside a church in the national capital on Sunday.
Armed Muslim mobs have attacked at least two churches and several homes of Christians in Pakistan’s Jaranwala town accusing two Christian residents of blasphemy.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Saturday that a Christian hunt is happening in Manipur under the guise of a riot.
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Mizoram vice-president R Vanramchhuanga on Thursday resigned from his post as well as the party, saying that the anti-Christian violence was “supported by the state and central authorities.”
400 anti-Christian violence incidents in India in 190 days of 2023, shows United Christian Forum data
The United Christian Forum (UCF) has raised alarming concerns as it revealed that India has witnessed a staggering 400 incidents of violence against Christians across 23 states in the first half of 2023, with Uttar Pradesh leading the chart with 155 incidents.