India, attacked the faithful and Protestant churches: one is being reconstructed
The violence took place in Telangana, Karnataka and Haryana. The Hyderabad church had been demolished by the city authorities, but now it is being rebuilt. The faithful of Haveri no longer a place of worship; those of Panchkula were beaten by 100 radical Hindus.
Mumbai (AsiaNews) - In India in recent days have been attacked three Christian places of worship in as many episodes of violence. In one of these municipal authorities of Hyderabad (in Telangana) demolished the church in Heason Malakpet, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. The Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) has led the protest of the faithful in front of the administration building and now the Protestant church is being rebuilt.
Sajan K George, president of the GCIC, rejoices with AsiaNews the positive outcome of the story, but remember "the precarious living conditions of the Christian minority and the insecurity of places of worship."
On 16 June last, the Protestant church, led by Pastor Jaipal, was razed to the ground. The faithful gathered from the Christian movement protested against the desecration of the place of prayer. Sajan K George points out that "the Malakpet faithful are very poor and live in very poor socio-economic conditions. The Church gives them comfort, peace and hope. "