A new report has highlighted the increased persecution Indian believers have been facing this year.
The Evangelical Fellowship of India reports Christians are facing more opposition that ever before, because of their faith.
135 cases of persecution were officially recorded, however the EFI suggests numbers are likely to be much higher.
Incidents included Christians being falsely accused, threatened, and attacked at the hands of Hindu extremists, destruction of property, sexual assault, murder and social exclusion.
The Christian Post reports many cases go unreported due to fear among the Christian community, or the refusal of police to investigate further.,
EFI warns that persecution is likely to increase in future years due to proposed changes to laws and policies in India.