India: Two Christians attacked in Delhi

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Daljit Kaur and Govindra Singh, Sikh converts and members of New Life Fellowship, Delhi were attacked by members of Daljit’s Sikh family on the night of April 14th, 2007. Govindra was badly beaten and Daljit was abducted and taken back to her home in Hoshiarpur, Punjab. Govindra, a church elder and his wife lead a church cell group which Daljit attended regularly before the incident.

The incident took place because of Daljit’s family’s unhappiness at her decision to covert to Christianity. The family is further agitated due to Daljit’s refusal to marry her Christian fiancé according to Sikh customs.

According to Open Doors International (ODI), Govindra was warned not to take legal action against Daljit’s family or his life would not be spared.

Pray that the hearts of Daljit’s family members will be softened and that they would respect her decision to be a Christian. Pray that Govindra’s safety and that all three (Daljit, her fiancé and Govindra) would be given strength to face this situation.

*Certain names have been changed for security reasons.

Richard Howell,
General Secretary,
Evangelical Fellowship of India

Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI)
805/92, Deepali building , Nehru Place,
New Delhi - 110019, India

Phone : 91-11-26431133, 26423726,
Telefax : 91-11-26285350