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Violence & assault in Manipur: Christians persecuted in India

July 26, 2023 by Abigail Hart in Persecuted Christians in India

The new story just coming to light involves two young women from the mostly-Christian Kangpokpi district in Manipur. The hardworking women were en route to their jobs when they were apprehended by a mob, assaulted and killed.

One victim’s grieving mother filed a police report, asserting the violence was committed by the majority-Hindu population. Yet nearly two months later, the authorities have failed to pursue any assault or murder charges. Instead, they logged minor charges in their records system, such as “disturbing the peace.”

All around the world, it’s not uncommon for our persecuted family to suffer from immense injustice. In India, our Christian brothers and sisters make up only 2% of the population. As such, the authorities—mostly Hindu—often overlook their complaints due to religious bias and prejudice.

Last week’s video and this new story may be just the tip of the iceberg, because much of the Christian persecution often falls under the radar.

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Let’s pray for the faithful women of Manipur.

Heavenly Father, we’re heartbroken for our precious sisters in Manipur. Many are displaced after their churches, homes and villages were burned to the ground. And some are being subjected to the most terrible forms of persecution. Bring Your justice, oh God.

Lord, we stand with our sisters in prayer, to let them know they’re never alone in their suffering. Please strengthen, heal and comfort them in their loss. And finally, God, move the government of India to implement lasting protections for our persecuted family. Amen.

About The Author
Abigail Hart is a staff writer for Global Christian Relief, a nonprofit Christian ministry whose mission it is to amplify the voices of Christian persecution and help vulnerable believers so they can spread the gospel and advance the Great Commission. You can learn more by visiting our website at

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