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7/6/07 India (Persecution Update India)– Pastor Vikas Masih was attacked by the Dharam Sena ot Thelipancha Ring Road, Raipur, Chattisgarh State, at 1 pm on 6th July 2007. On 5th Juy, the Dharam Sena accosted him as he was returning from a prayer meeting and threatened to beat him up and ensure that he could no longer work in the area.

This afternoon, at about 12.30 a group of Dharam Sena Activists went to his house at Bhatapara , dragged him out and beat him up severely. They also took him to the Thellipancha Police Station five Kms from his house church dragging him.

As the incident is still going on, there is a huge crowd at the police station. Local Pastors of Raipur are reaching the Police Station to give support to Pastor Vikas Masih. The radicals are not allowing the pastors to meet with the police.The police took Pastor Vikas for first aid.

4pm- GCIC was informed that a case under IPC. 298 is charged( uttering words ,etc; with deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings of any person)
But the perptrators indulged in the murderous attacks were set free as they belong to the Sangh Parivar, licenced to kill.

Pray for an early and peaceful settlement of the issue. Phone numbers of SSP -9300096111 and 942523118