Monday, May 18, 2015

India: Five attacks on Christians in the last week

Christians in central India faced numerous attacks from suspected Hindu nationalists last week, with reports of attacks on churches as well as a centre for disabled children.

Three Protestant churches were attacked in Indore, in Madhya Pradesh, on May 12, according to AsiaNews. The attackers threw stones at one church and vandalised numerous pieces of church property at St Paul's Anglican Church.

The militants also tried to set fire to one of the churches by throwing burning rags inside the building. The police responded quickly and extinguished the flames before the fire spread.

Some have speculated that the violent Hindu group Sanskritik Jagran Manch was behind the attack. Keep reading

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