Maharashtra – A group of Hindu extremists from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on February 10 damaged the unfinished construction of Philadelphia Church in Vagda village of Navapur Taluka, Nandurbar district, Maharashtra. The small tribal congregation of 45 mostly poor people had been gathering for prayer and worship in the house of local Pastor Dinesh Sudam Valvi for two years, and construction of the new church had begun in January after permits were granted. The pastor filed a First Information Report (FIR) at the Visarwadi police station. At press time seven persons were arrested.

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