Extreme Hindu activists kidnapped pastor Rampal Kori ,38, Nand Lal ,49, a member of his church, on July 21 night from a house at Mauganj tehsil in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh, where they were leading a prayer meeting
According to Pastor Kori, their abductors tied them to a tree and beat them up with wooden sticks, kicked and punched accusing them of indulging in religious conversion, a charge they deny.
Even though the police rescued them in an early morning operation, on July 22, eight hours after their abduction, they were sent to jail on the same day charging them with hurting Hindu religious sentiments and violating the provisions of the stringent anti-conversion law that restrains conversion through allurement or force.
Faith sustained them through their terrifying capture by Abu Sayyaf Islamic guerillas.
Posted on November 7, 2013, 1:10 PM
Basilan in the southern Philippines province of Mindanao has been called an island paradise, rich in resources and natural beauty.For decades, however, it has been a hub of insurgent activity by various factions of extremist Islamic groups that have waged a campaign of terror on local communities and foreign visitors.
RAHIM YAR KHAN, PAKISTAN – Farah Hatim, a 24-year-old Pakistani Christian student nurse, who has been working in the orthopedic ward at the Sheikh Zaid Medical College in Rahim Yar Khan, South Punjab, was kidnapped on Sunday, May 8, 2011, as she left for work at around 7:00 AM.She was said to have been kidnapped by a Muslim man, who is reported to have been threatening the nurse, saying he wanted her to convert to Islam and then marry him.According to Bilquees Marriam — Farah Hatim’s mother — the young man had been working as an office boy at a nearby bank, and was joined by his two brothers in the kidnapping.She further claimed that this family “kidnaps Christian girls and forcefully converts them,” and added that they were “supported” by a member of a leading political party.