Pastor beaten unconscious in Uttar Pradesh, INDIA
On May 22, a pastor in Uttar Pradesh, India was beaten unconscious by 4 masked Hindu extremists. The attackers, reportedly, beat Pastor Lalta Ram with bamboo sticks, knocking him unconscious. During the incident, the attackers also accused Pastor Ram of forcefully converting people to Christianity.
In February, Pastor Ram was detained by the police after Hindu extremists and the police forcibly closed down the church on allegations of forceful conversions.
Pray that God would strengthen Pastor Lalta Ram to continue his ministry;
Pray that Christians in the area would stand firm in their faith in spite of the pressure and persecution;
Pray that the authorities would take action against those persecuting Christians;
Pray that the authorities would not discriminate against Christians.