Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Christians Persecuted in India by Hindu Fundamentalists

See Christians conduct prayer service amid police security: Police protection for Maharashtra congregation amid threats. 

A "church was attacked and the worshipers, including women and children, beaten up on Dec. 30 last by a mob of 400-500 Hindu fundamentalists.

No prayer service was held in the church since then and the community members had to go to a church 20 kms away from their home for prayers.

Br. Jadhav said that the community members, including mostly tribal people, have been allowed to draw water from the wells and are getting fire wood from the shops to cook food.

The community was last week denied the basic essentials as a social and economic boycott of Christians was in force in the area after a village council meeting which restricted practicing Christianity in the area.

Br. Jadhav said that the fundamentalists are against anyone coming from outside to conduct the prayer service or attend it.

“They have threatened to kill anyone who comes from outside to attend or conduct a prayer service,” he added.

The fundamentalists are reported to have said that they have orders from their seniors to prevent any practice of Christianity in the region."