Chhattisgarh is one of the 11 states where anti-conversion laws are implemented.
The new year has just begun and Christian communities all around India report an increase in violence towards them.
Pastor Hemant and his church were attacked by a mob of radical Hindu nationalists on the 30th of June.
India is ranked 10th on Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List of countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian.
The Indian NGO Persecution Relief reported as many as 293 cases of Christian persecution in India in the first half of 2020.
Persecution against Christians in India rose by over 40% in the first half of 2020, according to a report from Persecution Relief.