20 pastors attacked in Andhra Pradesh

June 7, 2013 by  
Filed under newsletter-india, Persecution

Seven of the pastors were rushed to hospital as they had sustained injuries.

PersecutionNew Delhi, June 06, 2013: Twenty Baptist pastors were attacked allegedly by Hindu extremists in Andhra Pradesh Wednesday.

About 50 fundamentalists raided a prayer meeting at a church in Maheshwaram Mandal in Hyderabad.

They attacked the pastors with sticks and rods and verbally abused them.

The mob also accused the church leaders of forcing people to convert to Christianity.

Seven of the pastors were rushed to hospital as they had sustained injuries.

A case has been registered with the police in this regard.

All India Christian Council (AICC) said that the victims were all from Telugu Baptist Church and had gathered for a regular monthly prayer meeting.

“We are deeply concerned that anti-Christian attacks are taking place in the state. After Karnataka, such violence against Christians has started in Andhra Pradesh,” said John Dayal, AICC secretary general.

The AICC said that up to 1,000 local Christians are planning a peaceful rally to protest against the attack.

– au christian today

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