Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Evangelists attacked in NCR region

Four evangelists were attacked while they were preaching and distributing tracts near Indirapuram in Uttar Pradesh by a mob of orthodox Hindus on January 2, 2007. The evangelists were part of a group of seven who belong to the Brethren Assembly.

The evangelists were beaten up and their van was also damaged. They were accused by the Hindus of offering money so that people will convert.

After the evangelists went to the police station, they were asked by the police not to unnecessarily create disturbance in the area. They were further asked to take permission before preaching or distributing tracts in the future.