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Compass – A mob of Hindu extremists violently attacked a prayer meeting in the town of Indore in the north-central state of Madhya Pradesh on August 21. At least 10 people, including women and a 2-year-old child, were injured. The attack seemingly targeted Jagdish and Grace Nayak, independent Christian workers who are awaiting trial on charges of forced conversion. Grace Nayak is a convert from Hinduism. The attack took place at around 11:30 a.m. “About 50 people allegedly belonging to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh [RSS] threw stones at the prayer room, where about 15 people were praying, and beat them up,” Indira Iyengar, a member of the Madhya Pradesh State Minorities Commission, told Compass. “The prayer room was completely ransacked and stones were lying all around the place,” she added. “The attackers had vandalized all the equipment inside, including the public address system. They also tore Bibles into pieces.” The Nayaks and their baby were brutally beaten, she added. “When I went to the hospital to see them, I was horrified. They were beaten up as if they were not human beings, but animals. It was difficult for me to even look at them, as her husband was still bleeding profusely.” All the injured Christians were treated at a local hospital…[Go To Full Story]