Chhattisgarh, another attack on Pentecostals: a pastor and his pregnant wife assaulted,-another-attack-on-Pentecostal...
The attackers remain unidentified, but are probably Hindus. They beat up the family and forced them to sing "Jai Sri Ram", or "Victory to Ram". Then they burned the church and also threw petrol on the Christians. Recently there has been a similar attack against another Pentecostal group. State applies anti-conversion law and many local councils have banned all non-Hindu religious events.

Raipur (AsiaNews) - Two unidentified criminals, but in all likelihood Hindu extremists, broke into the Pentecostal Church of Tokapal, in the Bastar in Chhattisgarh, and wildly beat the pastor and his wife who is seven months pregnant. The pastors two little children were not even spared in the attack but were pushed about forcefully. The attackers burned the church and threw gasoline on the Christians, trying to set fire to them. The pastor and his family however managed to escape.


Chhattisgarh, Catholic nun assaulted and harassed,-Catholic-nun-assaulted-and-...
by Nirmala Carvalho
The Salesian Missionary of Mary Immaculate was found bound and unconscious in her room. The police doubt that the motive of the attack is that of robbery. Auxiliary Bishop of Ranchi: "Crime against the dignity of women in India." GCIC condemns this assault on the Religious Nun in strongest terms,"inhuman, totally condemnable and horrendous"

Mumbai (AsiaNews) - A 47 year old Catholic nunhas been attacked and harassed by a group of men on the night of June 19th at Krist Sahaya Kendra, a nursing home in Raipur (Chhattisgarh). The woman religious, belonging to the Salesian Missionaries of Mary Immaculate (SMMI), was found tied up, unconscious and half-naked in the early morning hours of 20 by two other girls who live with her in the center.

The sister has been admitted to a state hospital. Police are investigating and have assigned two policewomen the task of questioning the victim, to help reconstruct the attack.


More violence in Chhattisgarh: 40 Hindu radicals attack a Christian community
by Nirmala Carvalho
The attack took place in Bastar district, home to an ongoing systematic persecution of the minority. Extremists often invoke the anti-conversion law to attack Christians. President of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC): "We demand the immediate end of violence."

Mumbai (AsiaNews) - "We demand the immediate arrest of the Hindu radicals responsible for the brutal and unprovoked attack against 12 innocent Christians", made ​​on October 25 in Chhattisgarh. This is Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) demand of State Authorities, following yet another assault dictated by false accusations of forced conversions.


Persecution in Kherra village, chhattisgarh

Chattisgragh-6th september- A group of 80 Hindu fanatics came to the Kherra village and destroyed the prayer centre chanting the names of Hindu gods. Pastor Raju based in the village had a miraculous escape, and presently staying with
pastor dinesh Prasad with his family.