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(Compass) – Eleven Christian families in Maharashtra state, India , have lodged an official complaint of sexual assault carried out by Hindu villagers. On May 15, the families were summoned to a community court and asked to give up their faith. When they refused, the men were severely beaten and the women were sexually assaulted. When the Christians lodged an official complaint on May 18, Hindu villagers lodged a counter complaint, accusing them of desecrating Hindu idols. Seven Hindu and 13 Christian villagers were arrested and later released on bail; both groups are now seeking legal advice. Meanwhile, Hindu villagers met on June 12 with nine neighboring villages and asked them to socially ostracize the Christian families. The families have been banned from using public wells and shopping at local food stores.