PLEASE PRAY – CHRISTIANS INJURED + HOSPITALIZED – CRITICAL: Brutal Attack – Radical Hindu Nationalists [#IndiaPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 11/08
A Christian community in India’s Chhattisgarh state was brutally attacked by a mob of radical Hindu nationalists over the weekend.
The attack left 9 Christians seriously injured, including 3 who are currently hospitalized in critical condition.
On Saturday, November 6, 2021, a mob of 50 radical Hindu nationalists attacked 14 Christian homes in Metapal village, located in the Dantewada district.
The mob was led by 4 men named Joga, Lakhma, Magda, and Sukka.
The mob went from house to house, attacking Christians to make Metapal a “Christian-free” village.
Wielding fists, wooden clubs, and other objects, the extremists beat the Christians of Metapal, including women and children.
The attack left n9 Christians seriously injured with broken bones, dislocated joints, and head injuries.
“Santu, a teenage boy, was carried by four people to the hospital like a dead body. He suffered multiple fractures to his legs and hand.”
– Pastor Susheel Kumar, a survivor of the attack
Following the attack, Mogadi Madkami, Santu Madkami, and Hidma Podiyami were taken to Dantewada District Hospital where they remain in critical condition.
Police have registered a First Information Report (FIR no. 22/2021) against 15 members of the mob.
However, no arrests have been made to date.
“There has been intense opposition in the village against people practicing Christianity. These Christians have been threatened a number of times in the past. Last year, three families fled the village after they were attacked by the right-wing groups. They have never returned to the village.”
– Pastor Susheel Kumar
“This is not an isolated incident. Christians across the state are facing intense pressure from the religious militant groups. Christians are not free to exercise their faith on par with Hindus. We want the government to treat us fairly and without bias.”
Across India, attacks on Christians and their places of worship are being reported in greater number and severity.
Recently, a report authored by the United Christian Forum documented over 300 attacks on Christians taking place in just the first 9 months of 2021.
Without significant intervention by government authorities, it is likely that 2021 will be the worst year on record for Christian persecution in India.
BIG BREAKING NEWS – CHRISTIANS INJURED + HOSPITALIZED – CRITICAL: Brutal Attack – Radical Hindu Nationalists [#IndiaPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 11/08
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