Monday, April 17, 2006

Christians beaten up at Prayer Meeting

Times News Network

Mumbai, April 14, 2006

About 500 Christians who had gathered for a prayer meeting in Khopte Village, Uran were attacked by 50 members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Tuesday, alleged Abraham Mathai, general Secretary of the All India Christian Council. The Christians were from the Living Light Fellowship Church in Uran. They were allegedly beaten up with lathis and choppers.

Mathai added that five leaders at the prayer meeting were then forcibly dragged to the nearby Shankar mandir and forced to worship there. When they resisted, they were allegedly mercilessly beaten.

"They were then escorted by the goons to the Navi Mumbai toll naka and dumped there", said Mathai. The leaders are currently recuperating in hospital.

"We have just been informed of the incident,"said Navi Mumbai police commissioner Vijay Kamle, who has dispatched a team to look into the incident.