Voice of the Martyrs is reporting in their August 15, 2006 e-mail newsletter several incidents of imprisonment and violence against Christians in India.  Among the key points:

  • July:  3 students hospitalized by anti-Christian extremists
  • August:  2 pastors’ wives were stripped and beaten before a village council for their faith in Jesus.

Read the full article below.

INDIA
(Gospel for Asia)
In July, three students from a Gospel for Asia Bible College in Maharashtra were hospitalized after being attacked and severely beaten by a group of anti-Christian extremists. A month later, two pastors’ wives were stripped and beaten before a village council for their faith in Christ. Both incidents are evidence of the growing oppression of Christians in central India, reports Gospel for Asia President K.P. Yohannan. The three students, along with a few Christians from a local church, were returning from sharing the gospel in a neighboring village when they were attacked. The Hindu fundamentalists beat the believers with belts and large sticks, and pummeled them with their fists. A group of local residents saw the attack and intervened to break up the beating and rescue the believers. The pastors’ wives in Chhattisgarh state were “dragged before the community council, stripped naked and beaten for accepting Jesus and following Him,” reported GFA regional leader M.A. Lalachan.

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