Christians Beaten in Karnataka, India

  August 20, 2012

  Gadag, Karnataka

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

On 20 August in Beladhadi Thanda, Gadag , alleged Hindu extremists beat up Christians from Gypsy church which resulted in four being admitted in a hospital.

It was reported that the extremists reprimanded the believers for worshiping Christ and threatened to burn up Pastor Laxman Badigar with petrol.

At about 10 p.m., the extremists swelled up at the Christians’ neighbourhood, started an argument with them and mercilessly beat them up. The four believers who were injured were admitted in the district Government hospital.

The extremists had earlier disturbed the Christian community on 22 July when they barged into the worship service conducted at the house of Pastor Badigar and questioned him about his faith in Christ.

Since then, Pastor Badigar received constant threats from the extremists.

The police investigation of the July incident is still under process and the police have yet to send the final report report to the magistrate. An FIR against the attackers of the 20 August incident has also been registered.

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