Thousands Of Christians Displaced In India Amidst Ethnic Unrest

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After the government of India announced policies which favored the Hindu majority in the northeastern state of Manipur, local ethnic minorities rose up in protest and there have been violent demonstrations for weeks. Caught in the middle are Christians, who make up about 40% of the of the population. While there are unverified reports of almost 400 churches having been burned and at least 60 deaths, David Curry, president and CEO of Global Christian Relief, said that over 9,000 Christians have been displaced.  “They’re literally on the run.” But Curry thinks that those who hate Christians are taking advantage of the unrest.  He said, “We have video evidence that shows the police assisting the rioters in attacking the churches.  You have to look at what they do, not what they say. The central government and the local government seem to be in collusion with rioters that attack Christian churches and individuals.”