Twenty-eight Christians were injured; six of them were transported to hospital.
Destruction of the under-construction church shatters a decades-long dream of the Christian community.
Radical Hinduist leader threatened to attack any Hindu who visit churches during the Christmas season.
This act of anti-Christian violence took place in the central region of Telangana.
According to Persecution Relief, crimes against Christians in India increased by sixty per cent between 2016 and 2019.
India is ranked 10th on Open Doors’ 2020 World Watch List of countries where it is most difficult to be a Christian.
The Indian NGO Persecution Relief reported as many as 293 cases of Christian persecution in India in the first half of 2020.
Persecution against Christians in India rose by over 40% in the first half of 2020, according to a report from Persecution Relief.
Increasing discrimination and religious polarisation have become a reality for Pentecostal pastors carrying out their ministry.