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Attack on Pastor, Family in Karnataka

ICC Note

Hindu radicals assulted a pastor after falsely accusing him of forcefully converting Hindus to Christians. The radical also “ruthlessly beat up all the members of the family, slapped them and kicked them all over the body, and didn’t even spare the two year old little child.”


By Babu Thomas

07/08/2011 India (Christian Today)-Allegations of conversion on Wednesday led to the attack and arrest of a pastor in Doddaballapur, Bangalore.
 
About 20 Hindu fundamentalists belonging to the RSS and Bajrang Dal stormed into Pastor Bhaskar John Poojappa’s house and beat him up alleging that he was involved in forceful conversions.
 
The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) reported that the extremists “ruthlessly beat up all the members of the family, slapped them and kicked them all over the body, and didn’t even spare the two year old little child”.
 
They dragged Pastor Poojappa to the Rajenkunte Police Station and made cooked up charges against the pastor and his ministry.
 

 
While the police set free Pastor Poojappa initially, GCIC said Sangh Parivar activists used pressure from all sides and forced the Inspector to take action against the pastor. On Thursday, the pastor was arrested again.
 

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