Hindu extremists on February 3 burned a believer’s house and threatened to build a Hindu temple on his land in Karnataka’s state Tumpur, Tiptur area.
According to an EFI correspondent, Dr. A. Selva Raj, the extremists demanded Dasappa’s land for a Hindu temple and urged him to give the land since three months back. On the night of February 1, Hindu extremists went to the believer’s house and demanded his site for building a Rama Temple once again.
The extremists also verbally abused the believers claiming that there is no place for Christians in the village.
Dasappa refused the demand of the extremists and informed them that the land was allotted in his son’s name and ratified with a court order.
On February 3, about 15 extremists armed with weapons barged into the house. They splashed petrol and burned the house to ashes.
The local Christian leaders lodged a police complaint but the police refused to register a case.
Please pray for more religious tolerance in Karnataka and the victim will have a peaceful mind about his lost.
Rev. Dr. Richard Howell
Evangelical Fellowship of India
New Delhi, India
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