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Hindu Radicals Ransack Church and Beat Clergyman in Karnataka

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 | Tag Cloud

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

karnatakaKARNATAKA, INDIA (Worthy News)-- For two consecutive Sundays, church service was disrupted in Karnataka while clergy were roughed-up and arrested on false forced conversion charges.

Rev. Sangappa Hosamani Shadrak was attacked by 20 Hindu activists while he was celebrating Sunday services in the home of a parishioner. The Hindus desecrated the eucharistic bread and wine and assaulted Shadrak, who lost a tooth; he was then taken to another village where he was left tied to a tree.

After Inspector Choudhary freed the clergyman, he took him and some parishioners to a police station from where Shadrak was sent to Jamkotai prison for detention on unspecified charges.

GCIC President Sajan K. George said that for two Sundays in a row, church service was disrupted, Pentecostal clergymen insulted and churches ransacked.

"The aggressors walk free," sad George. "Sixty-four years since independence, religious freedom does not exist in states like Karnataka, Orissa and Gujarat. This is a serious blot on secular India."

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2 thoughts on “Hindu Radicals Ransack Church and Beat Clergyman in Karnataka

  1. it would have been nice if only your reporter had published full information, including the location,
    address, village or town name, etc.  This report is very vague and most likely did not appear in the
    state media.  To make sure what you publish is accurate, always give max information so that people who read are able to verify and find out more about the news thru their known people living in such areas. 
    Otherwise, it will only be treated with same contempt as the people who try to divide the community do.
    thanks

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