Particular standing revoked for Kashmir, problematic for spiritual minorities

India (MNN) — In early August, India revoked article 370, which gave a particular standing to India occupied Kashmir. As the one Muslim area in India, this particular standing gave Kashmir autonomy. Nevertheless, FMI’s Bruce Allen says after the revocation, cellphone and web providers have been minimize and public assemblies at the moment are prohibited. Plus, India’s transfer in Kashmir has critics questioning the nation’s already unsure spiritual freedoms.

“Under Article 370, it specified that no Indians from outside the IOK (so, from another part of India), they would not be allowed to buy land inside the region. They could not permanently settle there. They couldn’t run for political office there. Well, now that they’ve revoked article 370, critics are thinking you’re going to allow a whole flood of Hindu residents to come in or Hindu immigrants to come into this area. So, that is one of the concerns,” Allen explains.

Issues in Kashmir

Particular standing revoked for Kashmir, problematic for spiritual minorities

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Lately, a sentiment has gained traction in India—to be Indian is to be Hindu. This idea isolates spiritual minorities and begs the query; is the present scenario in Kashmir an try and additional the Hindu supremacy agenda in India?

Allen experiences a curfew is in place in Kashmir and the area’s chief minister is below home arrest. Individuals have additionally been arrested with the potential for being held for as much as two years with out costs or a trial below India’s Public Security Act.

“Hundreds of lives are being upended by that,” Allen says. “They cannot talk with the remainder of the world. They cannot even assemble collectively in their very own area.”

Reply With Prayer

Whereas FMI doesn’t have direct relations to ministry work in India, Allen expects Christians within the nation are feeling the warmth of what’s taking place in Kashmir. As occasions proceed to unfold, keep in mind the folks of Kashmir in your prayers. Pray for God’s love and fact to penetrate Kashmir and the remainder of India.

Particular standing revoked for Kashmir, problematic for spiritual minorities

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“We want to pray that evangelism efforts will introduce people to the Prince of Peace. Because that will be the only lasting peace that ever comes,” Allen says.

Additionally, pray for the leaders in India. Ask God to melt their hearts and provides them knowledge in how they lead. Pray for Christians within the nation to persevere by means of troublesome instances and to maintain the religion. Pray for Christian leaders as they information their congregations and proceed their work for the Nice Fee. Lastly, pray for these Christians’ safety, too.

Be part of us tomorrow as we study how the scenario in Kashmir is boiling over into Pakistan.



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