Over 60 Christians have been killed and 100 churches razed so far in the ongoing Christian Genocide in North-East India.
Locals in the predominantly Christian Meitei community in Manipur, North-East, India, watched helplessly as law enforcement officials overlooked deadly Hindu mobs who razed homes and burned down churches in a revolt against believers in the region.
Pictures of fleeing Christians camped in the forest have continued to circulate online depicting the current condition of the Meiteu people now turned refugees in their home country.
The attack comes as an enormous blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who seeks to position his government as Christian-friendly in a country with over 26 million Christians. Since the ascension to power of the Hindu-centric Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 1998, Christians have continued to live in perpetual fear of attacks in India. The killings are the latest in a series of attacks on Christians that have claimed close to 500 lives in the last 24 months.
Sadly, the UN appears to be silent on the killings. The world governing body has failed to take decisive action against the growing threat to freedom of religion especially in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
There is also little effort by World Christian bodies, many of whom currently appear all too preoccupied with accommodating sexual perversion in the church, to stand together against growing persecution.
The actions of violent Manipur Hindus are utterly condemnable. Christian lives matter.