Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christians attacked near Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Hindu extremists disrupted a Christian prayer meeting and beat up Christians in Varanasi on December 19, 2014. Varanasi is the constituency of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Pastor Shobhnath and local Christians were participating in prayer and fasting in a village in Chiraigaon Block, Varanasi. While the believers were praying and worshiping, 10-12 people came in a Bolero (SUV), entered the house forcefully, and started beating the Christians.

They took away Bible and other literature and also destroyed household furniture.

The matter was reported to the local police. No FIR has been filed but the police has invited both the parties to come and settle the matter on December 21, 2014.

The attackers are supported by BJP and it allies. Some of them are also office bearers of RSS.

Local MLA Mr. Uday Lal Maurya of BSP has lent support for the Christians.

Please pray for Pastor Shobhnath, his family and the Church.