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 State Government in India Passes Anti-Conversion Bill Despite Widespread Opposition


International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the Jharkhand Assembly, a state legislative body in northeastern India, passed the Jharkhand Freedom of Religion Bill-2017, also known as "Jharkhand Dharma Swatantra Adhiniyam," on Saturday, August 12. The bill will now be sent to the governor, following whose approval it would go to the president for final assent. The bill was passed by the BJP-led government despite significant opposition from religious groups, civil society, and the tribal groups across Jharkhand.

"This is very unfortunate for the people of Jharkhand," Rev. Dr. Man Maish Ekka, a member of the Jharkhand Sadbhavana Munch, a local religious freedom forum, told ICC. "This is not just an attack on Christians, but is an attack on the religious freedom that the constitution gives to very citizens of this country. The motive of the bill is to divide the tribal people and break their ...

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 Re: State Government in India Passes Anti-Conversion Bill Despite Widespread Oppositi

I know a faithful servant of the Lord who does a good work teaching and encouraging pastors in India. He is seeing persecution growing quickly there and he says that the pastors ask that we would pray that they would remain faithful through the growing opposition and shine ever brighter in the darkness.

In Christ,


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