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Report: some Indian Christians denied water unless they convert to Hinduism

Catholic World News - January 10, 2013

A lay Catholic organization is reporting that some tribal Christians in Palghar, a city of 50,000 in the west-central Indian state of Maharashtra, are being denied water and firewood unless they convert to Hinduism.

The reported incident follows a December 30 attack by Hindu radicals on a Protestant church in Maharashtra. Members of a mob of 400-500 “began beating the believers, which included many women and children, who were not spared,” the Catholic Secular Forum reported. “The musical instruments were broken and Bibles were torn or desecrated. About 25 of the worshipers sustained injuries and had to be treated.”

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