Mob attacks Believers Church Bible College in Orissa

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A huge mob consisting of villagers from two villages attacked the Believers Church Bible College in Brajarajnagar city, Jharsuguda district, Orissa on the evening of February 28, 2007. Many students and staff have been injured in the attack. Those suffering with multiple injuries and bleeding have been taken to the hospital. The church building along with some vehicles have been greatly damaged and the hostels of the campus have been ransacked.

The Christian Legal Association of India has been informed that the college is now under police protection and matters are under control. The Christians have lodged a First Information Report (FIR) against the attackers, while a counter FIR has been lodged by the attackers.

A possible reason for the attack is believed to be due to land disputes.

Please pray for the amicable settlement of this situation and that this will be an opportunity for these Christians to share the love Christ with their persecutors.