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False accusations, arrests, and persecution of Christians

Formative factors and impact of state laws of religious freedom in India


  • D. Apostle



This article provides a critical analysis of state laws on religious freedom in India and their effect on minority communities, especially Christianity. It identifies the formative factors underlying these laws, along with the role played by religious political parties in their formulation. It also examines the motives behind the enactment of these laws and how they obstruct minorities’ rights to propagate their religion and stand as a threat to their survival. The article further explores religious violence, false accusations and arrests inflicted on Christians because of these laws.

Author Biography

D. Apostle

D. Apostle holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a Master’s degree in Christian Scriptures from the University of Madras, India. He belongs to the Church of South India, Diocese of Madras.