Christianity in Assam

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The church at Tezpur

Christianity is a minority religion in Assam, a state of Northeast India. Khasi and Garo are notable ethnic groups with a large Christian population. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Himalayan States has an Assam diocese since 2003, which used to be the Assam Church. [1] Among the large Bengali population of Assam, there are few Christians. [2] Numerous Assam BJP members quit the party due to anti-Christian stance. [3] Hemanta Das, a convert from Hinduism, was killed in 2007. [4] Christianity has been present in Assam for more than 100 years. [5] There were Anti-Christian bomb blasts in Guwahati in 2008. [6]

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  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Regional Updates - Gospel for Asia". Gfa.org. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  3. ^ "christiancouncil.in - 50,000 quit Assam BJP for anti-Christian stance". Indianchristians.in. 2001-01-01. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  4. ^ Gheddo, Piero (2007-07-27). "INDIA Anti-Christian violence up, Christian convert killed in Assam - Asia News". Asianews.it. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  5. ^ "Muslims of India claim many languages, religions - Florida Baptist Witness". Gofbw.com. 2003-11-19. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  6. ^ "India Christian Council Condemns Terror Blasts". Christianpost.com. 2008-11-03. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  7. ^ World Christian Encyclopedia , Second edition, 2001 Volume 1, p. 368-371
  8. ^ "EACI". Eacinet.org. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  9. ^ [2][dead link]
  10. ^ http://www.developednation.org/fcra/cachar.asp