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India: Hindu extremists attack church on consecutive Sundays

Catholic World News - September 10, 2013

Hindu extremists have twice attacked a small Protestant church in Yelahanka, a suburb of Bangalore in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka.

On September 1, 25 extremists “broke up the worship service and began shouting at the pastor and the believers that they are forcibly converting Hindus to Christianity and that they would stop it at any cost,” according to the Global Council of Indian Christians. “Then some of them beat up the pastor and others manhandled some believers.”

The following Sunday, “the same Hindu fanatics came to the church,” which has 70 members, “and began disturbing the prayer service shouting loudly, saying, “No prayer, and no church’” – forcing the cancellation of the service.

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