Christians assaulted by Hindutva extremists for distributing Gospel tracts in Karnataka

  December 11, 2019

  Dharwad, Karnataka

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

A group of ten Christians ministering in Karnataka distributed gospel tracts early in the morning at Garag village in Dharwad, Karnataka. As they were about to leave at 8:30 a.m., three Hindutva extremists approached them on a motorbike, hurled abuses at them and assaulted them for causing religious conversions.
Soon, a group of 20 extremists arrived at the spot and assaulted the victims. One of them sustained serious injuries. The injured Christians were then taken to a nearby hospital and others were taken to the Garag police station. The victims filed a written complaint and an FIR was registered against the assailants. It was also found that a counter complaint was filed against the Christians under sections 295A, 147, 143,149 of the IPC.

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