Pastor Beaten Up in Karnataka, India

  April 26, 2012

  Bangalore Urban, Karnataka

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault

On April 26 in Yekahanka New Town, Bangalore, alleged Hindu extremists stormed into a prayer meeting, beat a pastor and accused him of forceful conversion.

It was reported that Pastor Prakash from the The Living Hope Church, was leading a prayer meeting when about 10 intolerant Hindus arrived at 7 p.m. and ordered them to stop immediately.

The extremists tore the pastor’s clothes and verbally abused him, accusing him of fraudulently and forcibly trying to convert Hindus to Christianity, they dragged him to the Yelahanka New Town police station.

After the intervention of the area Christian leaders, the pastor was later released without any charges.

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