Christians Attacked in Two States of India

General December 15, 2008


Christmas Function Disrupted in Karnataka


Hindu extremists allegedly belonging to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) attacked Christmas function and accused the Christians of forceful conversion on December 14 in Bangarapet, Kolar, Karnataka.

Rev. Noel Kotian, EFI correspondent in Bangalore reported that the extremists barged into the Christmas function organized by Helping Hands, an organization which stands to help rural women and children.

The assailants burned the gospel literatures and accused Samuel Moses, Director of Helping Hands and his accountant of alluring the people to convert to Christianity. They dragged the two believers to the police station where they were detained for about nine hours.

The news was relayed in channel TV9 and also in the local newspapers.

The Christians were released at press time but police investigation is going on to confirm whether forcible conversion was taking place or not.

Please pray for justice and for the suffering Christians in Karnataka.


Operation Mobilization Workers Attacked in Punjab

In Sangur, Punjab, Operation Mobilization (OM) workers were allegedly attacked by Hindu extremists from the Bajrang Dal, on December 2.

According to EFI correspondent, Rev. Isaac Dutta, two OM workers identified as Pani Garhi and Kiran Bhai were distributing gospel tracts when about five Hindu extremists attacked them.

The extremists took the believers to the police station, accusing them of forceful conversion.

The police refused to file a case against the believers but sternly warned the extremists not to disturb the Christians again.


Rev. Dr. Richard Howell

General Secretary
Evangelical Fellowship of India
New Delhi, India

Evangelical Fellowship of India (established 1951) is a charter member of World Evangelical Alliance, an accredited NGO with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations