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A Christian community in Udumalpet, located in India’s Tamil Nadu state, was attacked by a mob of over 100 Hindu radicals during a prayer service on November 16. According to reports, the mob beat the Christians attending the prayer service, burned more than 20 vehicles owned by Christians, desecrated Bibles, burned the church’s alter and destroyed musical instruments. Attackers even followed some of the Christians to the hospital threatening to attack them a second time. Please pray for the Christian community of India who are coming under increasing attack. 

11/19/2014 India (Asia News) – A crowd of more than 100 Hindu extremists have attacked and beaten a Pentecostal Christian community in Udumalpet, the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The attack took place on November 16 and was confirmed to Asia News, by the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC).

The Rev. K. A. Sathis, pastor of Konkal Marthoma Church, and four faithful are hospitalized in serious condition. Some attackers even followed the victims to the hospital, threatening them and attacking them a second time.

Before breaking into the church, where the community was holding a prayer service, the radical group destroyed more than 20 vehicles parked in Church yard. Once inside, the militants attacked those present, desecrated the altar, burned the Bibles and broke musical instruments.

Sajan K. George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) has already asked for protection for the Christian community of the state from the National Commission for Human Rights, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu and the Minister of Interior of the Central Government of India.

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