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    » 08/07/2014, 00.00

    INDIA

    Tamil Nadu: Hindu radicals beat up women and children of a Pentecostal community



    The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), tells AsiaNews of yet another attack against the Christian minority. A group of extremists disrupted a prayer service and attacked the Reverend and faithful present with iron bars.

    Mumbai (AsiaNews) - "There must be an end to this increasing distortion of the Christian mission and the physical violence perpetrated on innocent people, including women and children" demands Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC).  He was commenting to AsiaNews on the umpteenth attack suffered by a Pentecostal community at the hands of Hindu fundamentalists.

    The incident occurred on August 3 in Coimbatore, a city in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The Rev. Simon Stanley, of the Apostolic Christian Church of Perur, went to visit Mr. Bagavathi, a faithful of the nearby village of Goundanur. The man asked the pastor to pray for his 12 year old daughter, who had a broken hand.

    Suddenly, a group of 10 Hindu nationalists broke into the house, barred the door from the inside and assaulted all present. The attackers also beat the women and children, using iron bars and other instruments found in the house. Many were severely injured in the attack, to the point of being brought to hospital. The Rev. Stainley is still recovering from the trauma suffered.

    Perur Police opened a case and are investigating the episode. Two people were arrested for the attack.

    The Pentecostal Christians - explains the GCIC president to AsiaNews - are an easy target for the extremist Hindus, with police turning a blind eye to requests for help from vulnerable faithful and even ignoring the atrocities committed against women and children". (NC)

     

     

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    31/08/2011 INDIA
    Tamil Nadu theft, destruction, beatings and arrests of Protestant Christians
    The activists of the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) accused them of forced conversions. Church demolished, two motorcycles destroyed, a camera and six bikes stolen. Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "Here is the insecurity in which the Christian minority in secular India live."

    18/11/2014 INDIA
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    27/03/2013 INDIA
    Hindu extremists unleash more violence, an Easter without peace for Christians in India
    In March, Hindu fundamentalists and police demolished a church in Chhattisgarh. The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) calls for protection for the Holy Week celebrations.

    13/08/2013 INDIA
    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister states Dalit Christians are equal to Dalit Hindu
    J Jayalalitha, from a Hindu Brahmin family, has asked the Indian Prime Minister to also grant Dalit Christians the rights provided by the castes law. According to the Constitution on the Scheduled Caste (SC) only Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist "untouchable" have access to economic, educational and social benefits.

    03/05/2010 IRAQ
    Car bomb targets Christian student’s bus near Mosul
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