Pastor Attacked in Tamil Nadu

February 9, 2013 by  
Filed under newsletter-india, Persecution, Tamil Nadu

Tamil NaduTamil Nadu, February 07, 2013: On 28 January in Kottur, Tamil Nadu, alleged Hindu extremists attacked a pastor on his way to visit a member of the church.

Dr. Sam Abraham, President of the Youth Wing of The Synod of Pentecostal Church, Tamil Nadu, said that about six anti-Christian people stopped Pastor Emmanuel from the Indian Pentecostal Church as he was distributing Gospel tracts, hurled verbal abuse at him, snatched his bag which had a Bible, some Gospel tracts and money.

The extremists threatened the pastor not to distribute tracts and never to come back in the area. Pastor Emmanuel received bruises all over his body and he also complained of internal pain. He received treatment in a private hospital.

After the intervention of Christian leaders, the police registered an FIR against the attackers which however was withdrawn after local politicians and the Hindu extremists urged them for a compromise. The attackers promise not to disturb the Christians again. The pastor got his Bible back after he pleaded with the police.

–  efi

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