According to Open Doors, India is now in the top ten for most dangerous places for Christians to live and profess their faith.

"A new report by a human rights group claims that Christians in India are facing an uptick in religiously-motivated persecution," reports CBN

This is despite being in lockdown for the past four months due to the coronavirus. 

According to Persecution Relief, four states in India are now the most dangerous places for Christians. It is reported that beatings, arrests, church destruction, and deaths can be regular occurrences. 

Voice of the Martyrs, Todd Nettleton, says, "Christian can be arrested and accused of creating communal disharmony."

A 27-year-old Indian man, Khandi Mudu was killed recently. He converted to Christianity four years ago. 

Nettleton says, "Among the first people he led to Christ were his three brothers, and that started the pressure in his village."

On June 7, half a dozen radical Hindu men armed with sharp weapons and homemade guns dragged Mudu out of his home and brutally murdered him.

"Knowing his life was about to end, the last thing he said to his wife was, 'I want you to stay strong in your faith, even if they kill me'," says Nettleton.

His case was one of 293 incidents of anti-Christian persecution in the first half of 2020, according to Persecution Relief. 

CBN reports, "In the past seven years, India has gone from number 31 to number ten on Open Doors World Watch List for the most dangerous places in the world to be a Christian."

Christians are not the only ones facing persecution, but Muslims are also facing violence for their religion.