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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent
FAIRDABAD (Worthy News)-- A mob of more than 700 Hindus assaulted 45 mourners as they began burial rites for an elderly Christian woman at a cemetery in Faridabad, India, on March 6.
According to Morning Star News, about 35 Christians were hospitalized.
Eventually the Christians were forced to flee with the very body they had intended to bury. They later returned, escorted by two police vehicles, but the mob blocked them from burying the body.
Although the funeral party had all the required paperwork for a Christian burial, Muslims claimed that the plot was too close to their village.
A plot had been allotted to Christians in 2008 near Budhana village outside Faridabad, but opposition from local villagers forced authorities to re-allocate another plot close to Hindu and Muslim cemeteries near Pali, where the same scenario was repeated.