On February 11, Christians in India’s Jharkhand state were brutally attacked by religious nationalists who accused them of constructing an unauthorized church and converting people to Christianity. As a result of the attack, three Christians were hospitalized with serious injuries and 12 were falsely charged of various crimes.
The attack took place while Christians in the Meral village were working on the construction of a new church building. According to local sources, a mob of 30 religious nationalists, led by a man named Shankar, raided the construction site and attacked the Christians. Many Christians were quickly injured in the attack including Pastor Ramnath Ram, Pravesh Ram, Sunil Ram, Shiv Shankar Kumar, Shambhu Kumar, Ayan Kumar, Anita Devi, and Ruby Devi.
“The mob was shouting that the Christians were converting people to Christianity,” an eye witness told International Christian Concern (ICC). “They said they would not let the Christians continue to live in this place.”
As a result of the attack, three Christians were seriously injured. Pastor Ramnath Ram, Pravesh Ram, and Jai Murty Kunwar were all hospitalized due to the severity of their injuries.
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SOURCE: International Christian Concern