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7/8/07 India (Persecution Update India)– Two evangelists G.Mohan s/o Govinda shetty 45 yrs old and MG .John son of late John (60 yrs old) were beaten up badly on Sunday 8 th July around 9:30 in the morning. Ten members of Sri Ram Sena , a new formation of the hydra head of Hindu radicals have trespassed in to the house of Nanda Gopal who is in the 6th cross of Wilson Garden, in the heart of Bangalore city and dragged the Pastors out of the private house and brutally assaulted them.

The perpetrators paraded them half naked on the busy Wilson Garden street .The goons through their network gathered over 50 from other areas to join them in assaulting the pastors. The pastors were dragged to the Wilson garden police station by force. The two evangelists usually visited Nanda Gopal, a believer who stayed in Wilson Garden, Bangalore where they had the regular Sunday worship.

Wilson Garden police filed a case under sections 153A, 295A & 34 of IPC and presented the pastors in front of the magistrate and the magistrate sent them to the central jail. The innocent pastors are booked under:

153-A – Punishment for knowingly carrying arms…… (the pastors were in possession of Holy Bible)
295-a –Deliberate and malicious act, intended to outrage religious feelings….(peacefully praying in own home)