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ASIA: Christians Face Climate Of Fear

Christians in six Asian countries live under extreme persecution under authoritarian and theocratic governments, says the latest report by a Christian advocacy group.

The 2021 World Watch List, compiled by the US-based Christian advocacy group Open Doors, says North Korea, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Iran, and India are hotbeds of Christian persecution in Asia.

Christians in these nations are harassed, discriminated against, and put to death for their faith because the majority community and authoritarian governments view Christianity as a relic of white privilege and a symbol of Western colonialism, the group said.

Of late, violence in the form of abductions, forced conversions, and sex attacks perpetrated against Christian women go unnoticed and unreported.  


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