Church and Cemetery damaged at Chhattisgarh, India

  October 19, 2014

  Chhattisgarh, Mahasamund

  Damage to Property, Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

A Church and the cemetery next to it was attacked by Hindutva fundamentalists on October 1, 2014 at Mahasamund. The fundamentalists broke the cross which was made on the boundary wall pillar. They also broke the gate lock and stoned the tin roofed cemetery shed. Then on October 4, 2014, they went to the Church again, broke the cross, damaged the lights outside and wrote ‘Jai Shree Ram’ (Victory to Lord Rama) on the wall. The Pastor has been receiving regular threats from the group. On the following Sundays, October 5, 12 and 19, 2014 Hindutva fundamentalists have been coming during Church Services and threatening Christians who are part of the congregation. The Christians have sought for Police protection on the coming Sundays.

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