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Hindu Villagers Attack Christian Mourners

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

NEW DELHI, INDIA (Worthy News)-- Hindus who tried to stop the burial of a Christian convert last week in Chattisgar state beat a pastor and other Christians, including children and the elderly, according to Compass News.

When more than 40 Christians at the house of Jaikant Pawar, 31, of Balgal village, were taking his body out for burial, hundreds of Hindu villagers suddenly surrounded the house shouting anti-Christian slogans.

"They slapped, kicked and beat us with their fists and slippers," said a Christian leader. "The extremists threatened to kill us and challenged us to bring life back to the dead body of Pawar."

The leader said that after Christians fled and hid in their homes, they were forcefully dragged out by the mob; 10 Christians received medical treatment in an attack that lasted more than six hours.

Later that night, some Hindus threatened the Christians with death if they didn't remove Pawar's body from the village, but when they carried him to the Bande police station, the police were unwilling to register a First Information Report.

After pressure from area Christian leaders and the Evangelical Fellowship of India, officials summoned the attackers and warned them not to disturb the Christians again; eventually Pawar's body was allowed to be buried in Balgal.

Pawar and his wife converted to Christianity three years ago, remaining faithful in spite of being ostracized by their family and friends.

A church leader said Pawar firmly believed in Christ even while his relatives and the villagers warned him to leave the faith, said a church leader.

Pawar once said, "Jesus gives me peace, so I cannot leave Him."

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3 thoughts on “Hindu Villagers Attack Christian Mourners

  1. This is outrageous.  They hate God and his people so much they can't even have enough decency to allow the mourners to bury their dead without assaulting them.  What's worse is they even attacked children.  Whoa to those that would sink so low as to even physically harm little ones.  Our Heavenly Father especially speaks strongly against this  in his word.  Heavenly Father, may you strike an awesome fear in the hearts of these attackers of your people, that they would feel how serious their crimes are, that they would realize the horror of what they will pay if they do not repent of this horrible and cowardly abuses in this lifetime.  May you be glorified, Heavenly Father, in Jesus' name, Amen.

  2. " JESUS GAVE ME PEACE, SO I CAN'T LEAVE HIM'.    What a great and true statement!   One day, those people who are deliberately torturning the Christians will be caught up with the same power of JESUS, the power of LOVE.  Let us all pray for them.

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