Christians beaten and forced to bow before idols

  January 29, 2017

  Bastar, Chhattisgarh

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault


On 29th January 2017, two Christians were assaulted at Bakenga, Kondagaon, Chhattisgarh. They were forced to hold up a saffron flag and were paraded in front of the whole village.
They were forced to bow before religious idols and eat food offered to idols, which is against their conscience and their faith.

They were also sprinkled on with water as a way of involuntarily signifying their purification and return to the the religious fold of their ancestor’s.

The atrocities were carried out by around 60-70 members professing the Hindutva ideology. They also warned the Christians of more dire consequences if they do not deny their faith in Christ by Sunday, i.e. 5th February 2017.


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