Christian fast-prayer meet attacked in Chhattisgarh village

By Matters India Reporter

New Delhi: Alleged rightwing Hindu radicals on December 6 attacked a group of Christians who were on fast and prayer at a village in central-eastern India.

The attack occurred at Tarra, a village near Ranjim, a town in the Gariaband district of Chhattisgarh state in central India.

The attackers, alleged members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Bajrang Dal, damaged cars and bikes and destroyed property worth hundreds of thousands of rupees,” said Shibu Thomas of “Persecution Relief,” a watchdog that monitors and documents attacks on Christians in India.

Thomas told Matters India that the Christians had completed 200 days of prayer under the leadership of Pastor Lakhchan Sahu. At around noon, more than a thousand people belonging to the RSS and Bajrang Dal groups stormed the prayer venue, he said quoting Pastor Sahu.

The pastor also said around 600 people, who were at prayer, dispersed in panic when the attack took place.

The attackers
The radicals molested women and beat up men, Thomas alleged.

The attackers also prevented Christians from Marga Parra village from attending the prayer meeting.

Pastor Sahu, who became a Christian nine years ago, said they suffered a loss of 400,000 rupees in the attack.

Rajim is 45 km southeast of Raipur, capital of Chhattisgarh. Its nearby important city is Mahasamund.

The state is ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party, the political arm of radical Hindu groups.

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9 thoughts on “Christian fast-prayer meet attacked in Chhattisgarh village

  1. This State is the 7th in the nation with an anti-conversion law which has given an open licence to the RSS/BJ and the rest to attack the defenseless Christians. The RSS Central Government will have to give proper account before the Almighty GOD, no excuse for that.

    When I called a Christian Minister in that State two months back, he said that he was called by the police and questioned many things for the first time and warned him not to conduct prayer meetings at home but only in a Church.

  2. The cries of the innocent will not go unheard and their tears will not remain unanswered. The mighty hand of the Almighty will soon be seen. Let us be patient and pray and forgive the tyrants for their misdeeds.

  3. people in fast and prayer, when disturbed, speaks loudly of disinterested attitude of Sang branch. it is only politics to dissuade the poor and simple and keep them as slaves of fear.
    Hinduism will respect but people who have no religion but politics and power cant tolerate this goodness of our nation.

  4. Shame,Shame. …. Ramon Singh
    Are not Chrustians your brethren ? How can you tolerate torture of the brethren by some unruly elements ? Govern the State efficiently without bias on any grounds. Let us live with love instead of hatred Jai Hind

    1. The leaders sitting at New Delhi are safe but the culprits and the families will be faced with tragic events for persecuting the defenseless Christians. India will have to witness the mighty hand of GOD, this has gone too far during the savage reign under the current Government of India.

  5. Lord they do not not what they are doing. Forgive them for their sins and give your children the strength to withstand with those atrocities and lead them to your kingdom.

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