Yamini Ravindran (Attorney-at-Law, LL.B)
Ex. Director, Asia Evangelical Alliance, Religious Liberty Commission
In a study conducted by Pew Research, it was revealed that Christians were harassed either by governments or social groups, in 102 out of 198 countries (52%), making Christians the most persecuted community worldwide. The study also revealed that Muslims were reportedly harassed in 99 countries (50%).
In the South Asian region in particular, driven by the rise of religious nationalism, there has been an increase in religiously motivated attacks on religious minorities. This is no surprise, as, historically, religion has been used as a tool in politics in South Asia to gain and solidify political power……..