Christian Group Compassion International Closes India Operations Amid Crackdown by Hindu Nationalists


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U.S.-based Christian child sponsorship organization Compassion International has announced it’s ending its programs in India next week amid an ongoing crackdown by the country’s Hindu nationalist government on nonprofits that receive foreign funds to stop conversions of Hindus to Christianity. A representative of India’s chief Hindu nationalist group, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, which is connected with the governing party, sought to engage with the charity through back-channel negotiations. Compassion is India’s largest single foreign donor, transferring around $45 million a year. Other Christian groups in India are also feeling insecure. Read More…