After a steady decline in conditions for India’s Christian minority in recent years, there are fears that things may be about to get worse if the ruling BJP holds onto power in the forthcoming election.
Millions of Indians will cast their votes from 11 April to 23 May in the world’s largest democratic elections, but one pastor who asked to be unnamed for security reasons fears election rigging.
“People regret their choices of 2014. Where I live, most people don’t like the BJP at all,” the pastor told Open Doors UK.
“They shouldn’t win. But we are afraid that the elections will be rigged. Maybe the voting machines will be hacked or maybe people will be given money if they vote for the BJP.
“We, as pastors, were promised land and protection if we voted for them.”
Instead of land and protection, Christians have seen an increase in attacks since the BJP came to power in 2014.
— Christian Today (@ChristianToday) April 6, 2019