India: Pastor attacked in Rajasthan

General December 3, 2007


EFI NEWS


A group of Hindu radicals attacked Pastor Ramlal Gracia in Rohanwadi village,
Banswara district of Rajasthan on November 30.

According to reports, the incident took place at 3.00 pm when the pastor was
standing nearby a shop. Some unidentified Hindu radicals came and started abusing
the pastor for his faith in Christianity. When pastor Gracia tried to defend
himself, the miscreants caught hold of the pastor and started to beat him. After
beating him, the accused ran away from the spot.

Mr. Gracia pastors a church of 40 members in his village. He and the majority of his
church members belong to the tribal community of Rajasthan.

This case is registered at the Sallopat Police Station and the incident is under
investigation.

Please pray for Pastor Gracia and the Christians in the state of Rajasthan as they
face persecution. Pray that many would come to know the Living God through the
Christians in this state.


Rev. Dr. Richard Howell,
General Secretary,
Evangelical Fellowship of India,
New Delhi, India