Several cases of Christians brutally killed in India have been talked about less than necessary . Morning Star reports that Four Christians in India died for their faith last year.
The murders occurred in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. They were based on opposition to Christianity by radical Hindus who view Christianity as a threat to Hinduism and Indian nationalism
In West Bengal, two brothers were hacked to death after villagers suspected them for practicing witchcraft.A mob in Palashpari village, near Malda, attacked 38-year-old Sonua Pahari and 32-year-old Baishakhu Pahari with swords, sickles, rods and stones as they lay sleeping in their homes on May 17 at 11 p.m.
Area Christians stated that the two Christians’ families were not consulting the village magic-arts healer, and that the indignant shaman therefore had incited the villagers by telling them that the brothers or their wives were sorcerers responsible for ailments in the community.The families had left the shaman and other local customs behind when they became Christians.
The mob struck the heads of the brothers with their traditional weapons, and they died on the spot, the Christian leader said.
There were 11 cases of religious rights violations against Christians in Tamil Nadu in 2012, according to the Evangelical Fellowship of India. That figure was the fifth highest behind Karnataka with 37; Chhattisgarh with 21; Madhya Pradesh with 18; and Andhra Pradesh with 13,Morning Star Reports