Christians Assaulted and Arrested in Karnataka, India

  December 16, 2011

  Karnataka, Shimoga

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

Ten Christians, including six women arrested on Friday evening, 16 December, in Jalahalli, a village in Bhadravathi, Shimoga District of Karnataka after they were falsely accused of forcibly converting Hindus to Christianity.

The group of believers was repeatedly invited to have a prayer meeting in a new convert Venkatesh’s home, and while at the prayer meeting, they were attacked by a mob allegedly belonging to the Hindu fundamentalists groups, who threatened them and also injured some of the believers.

The Christian have been identified as Pastor Sagar Guntur, elders Prabhudas, Solomon Babu, Alwyn and Salomi, Deborah and Jaya. One Christian identified as George was declared as absconding by the police.

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