In Mumbai (Bombay), voters wait in sun-scorched lines to cast their ballots at a dusty polling station in Dharavi, said to be Asia’s biggest slum. Hindu families, Muslim women covered by black burkhas, elderly gentlemen and young adults, they came to rule on India’s future. Photo by Matt Jones
NEW DELHI, India (BP)--"Justice has shined over the peoples in India,” a Christian leader said after the stunning electoral defeat of the Hindu nationalist coalition that had held power since 1998.
"Praise God almighty for His mercy shown on us and prayer answered," said the leader, who asked not to be identified in Baptist Press because persecution in the region where he lives has been heavy and could flare up again.
“The parties believing in communal harmony and secularism have attained a majority to form a government,” the leader continued. Read More