Church vandalized in northern India

December 30, 2016 by  
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Gorakhpur, December 30, 2016: Six people were injured when a group of about 60 alleged Hindu activists attacked a church in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India.

The attackers alleged that the church was forcibly converting Hindus to Christianity.

“The attackers were waving saffron flags and were armed with sticks. They barged into the church and kept chanting Jai Shri Ram, (hail Lord Ram)” AB Lal, pastor of Full Gospel Church at Moti Pokhra area in Gorakhpur, told The Times of India.

The pastor also said the attackers had claimed that they belonged to Hindu Yuva Vahini (Hindu youth force) and other Hindu groups. The miscreants vandalized the church for almost an hour, he added.

Police said they have registered a case against unknown persons on the complaint made by church authorities.

HYV, however, denied the allegations. “I don’t know anything about it. We were not a part of the attack,” said Vinay Paswan, media in-charge of the outfit.

– matters india

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