One of the affected families.
Christians in the state of Chhattisgarh have faced a tough time since coronavirus restrictions were placed in India.
According to a VOM worker, they face four main challenges: they are not allowed to farm, which is their main source of income; they live in ongoing fear of social excommunication; they are prohibited from using communal wells; and their Christian activities are closely monitored. Villages where there are three or fewer Christian families impose strict guidelines on the Christians: if they perform any Christian activity in their house, they will be excommunicated, and their land and property will be taken away. For this reason, Christian families sometimes limit church attendance to once a month, walking great distances to attend.