Today Gospel for Asia has a press release confirming that Christian persecution has continued to increase in Orissa India since Christmas. The most recent persecution has happened this month.
The latest attacks came April 14, when seven women from a Gospel for Asia Bible college in Orissa were forcibly confined to a room for nearly four hours. The women were sharing the love of Christ when a local government official started arguing with them. He locked them in a room and brought in local journalists to take pictures of them. Finally he forced the girls to write a letter indicating they were spreading the Christian religion in that area.
On April 5, two GFA Bible college students were attacked by anti-Christian extremists in Orissa. The two students, Dileshi Sahu and Reban Tamag, were handing out Gospel tracts and Bibles when the extremists accused them of forcing people to convert to Christianity. They stripped off the men's clothing and beat them severely. The attackers dragged one of them away and turned him over to the police.
Read the full news release here.