A group of Christians have been beaten and threatened with death as they gathered to pray in southern India.
Religious freedom charity Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) says believers at Praise the Lord Church in Tamil Nadu state were praying together last weekend when 6 men aged between 21 and 38 disrupted their meeting and threatened the church pastor.
The men who have been identified as part of the Nationalist group Hindu Munanni, assaulted members of the congregation after threatening to kill them if they continued to pray.
The hand of one churchgoer was fractured and an elderly woman sustained head injuries in the incident and Bibles from the church were also destroyed by the attackers.
The lead pastor of the church, Philip Rangasamy claims this is the second violent intrusion they have had from the Hindu extremist group in the past 3 months.
Christians beaten and threatened with death as they gathered to pray at Praise the Lord Church in Tamil Nadu state in southern India:
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