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Protestant pastors beaten in Karnataka

Catholic World News - September 06, 2013

Hindu extremists have attacked two Protestant pastors in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka, the Fides news agency reported.

Both pastors are converts from Hinduism, and in both cases, the extremists filed charges against the pastors, accusing them of forcibly converting others.

In one incident, 30 Hindus attacked a pastor in Basavanagar, causing severe injuries to an eye and ear. Police declined to investigate the attack.

In the other incident, extremists beat a pastor and his wife in Karvar and expelled them from the town. “The family was not even able to return to the village to take their belongings,” Fides reported.

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