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A Christians worship service last Sunday in India’s Chhattisgarh State was stormed by a group of 40 Hindu radicals. The radicals reportedly stopped the worship service, threatened the Christians gathered there, and then confiscated the Christians’ Bibles. This is only one of the latest attacks on Christians in India who are facing increasing assaults at the hand of radical Hindu nationalists. In 2016 alone, ICC has documented over 60 attacks on Christians across India. In most cases, police and other local authorities do little to help Christians. With little to no consequences for attacking Christians, Hindu radicals will likely continue their assault on India’s Christian community.    

4/7/2016 India (Agenzia Fides) – A group of about 40 Hindu extremists stormed a Pentecostal Christian Assembly during a prayer meeting, interrupting worship, threatening the faithful, and seizing Bibles. The incident was reported to Fides by the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), which took place last Sunday, April 3, in Kawardha District in the Indian State of Chhattisgarh.

Sajan K George, president of the GCIC, told Fides, “Chhattisgarh has earned a record of infamy for radicals who illegally suppress religious freedom. Last month alone, 25 extremists beat men, women and children and a church was vandalized in the Raipur District.”

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