A pastor was shot dead in Maharashtra state on 10 July making him the fourth Christian martyred in India since late May.
The Indian Ambassador to Ireland, Mr Sandeep Kumar, welcomed a Church in Chains delegation to the Indian Embassy in Dublin to discuss the persecution of Christians in India.
After years of persecution, armed extremists murdered 27-year-old Christian Kande Mudu in Jharkhand state.
14-year-old Samaru Madkami was brutally murdered by religious extremists who had been harassing his family for years.
Violent attacks on Christians have continued in India despite the nation being in Covid-19 lockdown as two examples from Bihar and Odisha state show.
As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads around the globe, some of the countries from which Church in Chains reports regularly have been very badly hit.
Violence against Christians in India hit a new level in March with a large number of hate crimes across the country including cases of police brutality.
Hindu extremists in Karnataka state beat children attending a house church meeting and accused the adults of carrying out conversions.
A report published by Persecution Relief shows that the number of hate crimes against Christians in India rose again in 2019, to a new annual high of 527 reported incidents.
Following the brutal house church attack in Jharkhand state on 12 November, it has emerged that Pastor Basant Kumar Paul and seven members of his family are facing police charges.