• Christian couple arrested in India on charges of forced conversion

    A Christian couple were arrested in the Indian state of Karnataka on 17 May after allegations of illegally securing conversions to Christianity. Pastor V Kuriyachan, 62, and his wife Selenamma, 57, were accused of forcing more than 1,000 tribal people in Kadoga district to convert. The arrests took place the same day that the state […]

  • Christian woman becomes mayor of Chennai, India

    A Dalit Christian woman has become the youngest ever mayor in the history of Chennai, India’s fourth largest city. Priya Rajan, 28, a member of the Evangelical Church of India, was sworn in as mayor of the city of ten million inhabitants on 4 March. She is the third woman to hold this office. Chennai, […]