A report released is week by the United Christian Forum (UCF), an interdenominational Christian organization that works on behalf of the rights of the Christian minority in India, pointed out that violence against Christians in the country has reached unprecedented heights in 2022.
According to the study, which the UCA News website and Fides Agency (the Pontifical Mission Societies’ information agency) had access to, they were 480 records of violence against Christians during the past year, surpassing the previous record of 292 incidents, which had been verified in 2018. The UCF highlighted that the attacks were also more widespread than those that occurred in previous years, with records in 34 states and two territories of the union.
Since 2014, the numbers of violence against Christians in India grow year by year. The exception was 2019, the year in which the Covid pandemic started , when there was a drop in records; however, they started to grow again the following year.