Be informed. Be challenged. Be inspired.

Christian missionaries a ‘threat’ to India’s unity – MP

World Watch Monitor Christian missionaries are a threat to India’s unity, a Hindu-nationalist parliamentarian told reporters on Saturday. “Christian missionaries control the Congress,” said Bharat Singh, an MP for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). “Sonia Gandhi, the mother of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, works on the directions of these missionaries. These missionaries are a threat for […]

Good Friday holiday reinstated in Christian-majority Indian state after protests

India procession

World Watch Monitor Widespread protests have forced the government in Christian-majority Meghalaya State in north-east India to restore the Good Friday holiday. The coalition government, to which the Hindu nationalist BJP is a partner, had declared in a circular that Good Friday would be a normal “working day”, but the move was withdrawn on Tuesday, 27th […]

Catholic bishops in India warn against Hindu nationalism as religious hate crimes rise

Bishops conference

World Watch Monitor An acknowledgement by India’s BJP-led government that there has been a rise in religion-based hate crime has coincided with a warning from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India about the dangers to the country of a Hindu-nationalist agenda. Statistics revealed in India’s parliament on 6th February confirmed a long-standing allegation by rights […]