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ICC Note: A group of Hindu radicals vandalized a Pentecostal church in India. At least three of the perps have been identified thanks to a video from a witness who released on social media.

3/14/2018 India (Hindu Times) –  A prayer home of a Pentecostal church in Sikkandar Chavadi here was vandalised and copies of the Bible were burnt, allegedly by members of a Hindu right wing group on Sunday.

Some members, reportedly of the same group, later went to three other prayer homes belonging to Pentecostal church in nearby areas and verbally abused the pastors and worshippers and threatened to attack the homes if they were not shut in a week.

Ravi Jacob, the pastor at the Sikkandar Chavadi prayer home, which is a branch of Rhema Church, said more than 10 people, including a person who had an armed policeman as his Personal Security Officer (PSO), came to the prayer home in the morning. “I, my wife, two children and a few others who had come for the prayer were there. The men used abusive language and roughed up me and my wife,” he said.

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