Posted by: becketfund | September 15, 2006

India: Attacks on Christians Continue

Barnabas Fund reports reports that attacks on Christian pastors and schools in India are becoming more common. In Pulwama, police and school officials had to prevent a mob from ransacking a mission school accused of “illegally persuading” people to adopt Christianity. In Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Hindu extremists identified as members of the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata (the Indian People’s Party) vandalized a Christian school, terrorized the nuns who worked there and accused the principal of “forcing students to participate in religious rituals” and “luring them into Christianity”. In Karnakata, Pastor Varghese Thomas and his wife were beaten, robbed and threatened with death by about 15 Hindu extremists, while Pastor John Prabhu was dragged from a prayer service by a mob who beat him and forced him to bow before statues of the Hindu gods.

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