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Some Information about India

  • India’s population is more than 1.2 Billion. Out of this 80% Hindus, 14% Muslims, 2% Christians and others are 6%. Christians are only 2%INDIA NEEDS TO BE EVANGELISED MORE AND MORE. The harvest is plenty; but the labourers are few. Please…… please have a thirst for India’s evangelisation.  You can be part of mission by buying a bible for some someone who has never heard the good news of Jesus Christ and aGod who loves them.
  •  India has 16 major languages and hundreds of medium and small languages, though Hindi is the National Language. According the Bible Society of India, they publish the Holy Bible in 65 languages in India and the New Testament in an additional 69 languages. Translations are on going in another 75 languages.
  •  AIDS has spread rapidly in India and some estimates have said that by 2020 there could be 200 million carrying HIV.
  • Although India occupies only 2.4% of the world’s land area, it supports over 15% of the world’s population. Only China has a larger population.
  • There are an estimated 35 million orphans (all of sub-Saharan Africa has 43 million). 9% of all children in India are orphans.
  • No country can rival India’s children in need. Of India’s nearly 400 million under 18, over 70 million are child laborers, 10 million are bonded laborers (a form of slavery to pay off family debts), 13 million are homeless, 2 million are street children without families.
  • There is widespread child abuse, and there is a deficit of 40 million girls because of female infanticide – over 20,000 ultrasound clinics thrive on this illegal practice. There are 575,000 child prostitutes and there is a massive trade in Bangladeshi and Nepali girls sold into prostitution.
  • Malnutrition affects nearly half of all children under age five.
  • The adult literacy rate has a wide discrepancy between males – 73%, and females – 48% (2000-2004).
  • Only 59 percent of boys and 47 percent of girls attend Secondary school (1996-2005).
  • AIDS has spread rapidly in India and some estimates have said that by 2020 there could be 200 million carrying HIV.

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Persecuted Church in India- Bill against christians (Madhya Pradesh in India)-India’s Madhya Pradesh state has passed legislation that would send those who convert [to Christianity] and their religious leaders to prison for failing to obtain permission from authorities at least one month prior to conversion.  The bill requires the governor’s signature before becoming law. Existing law in Madhya Pradesh requires those who convert to notify government officials after conversion; the new legislation not only requires prior permission but also obligates religious leaders to report the conversions, and it increases prison terms from one to three years for clergy and converts who fail to do so.  Under the bill in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled state, religious leaders must fill out an application form giving details of the venue and date of conversion ceremonies and provide a list of names and addresses of those seeking conversion. This application has to be submitted at the district magistrate’s office a month before conversion.  The bill, which cleared Madhya Pradesh’s Legislative Assembly on July 10, includes a provision for a police inquiry on the conversion request. If the prospective converts are minors, women or members of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes-disadvantaged people eligible for affirmative action benefits-the legislation stipulates a jail term of up to four years and/or a fine of up to 100,000 rupees (US $1,800).  With India already on a “watch list” of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, India’s Christians were aghast at the bill’s level of interference in private personal belief. In August 2012, the Himachal Pradesh High Court struck down similar legislation.
Church attacked, Pastor jailed (Karnatake & Tamil Nadu): Some members of the BJP, led by a man named Byresh, broke into Rev Raju Bovi’s Pentecostal church when he was conducting a prayer service with 40 members on 25 July,at Arsikere in Hassan District in Karnataka State in India. Rev. R. Reuben (44), a Pentecostal pastor of Tamil Nadu was put into jail for two days for having converted a woman of 30 years on 18 July, the pastor administered baptism with her consent. Members of the Hindu nationalist group Rashtriya Sawayamsevak Sangh (RSS) accused the man of practicing forced conversions and complained to the local police. He established the church about 30 years ago and now has about 250 members.

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