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Prayer hall burnt down in Nizamabad

Last Sunday a Pentecostal church in the Chhattisgarh state was also attacked during prayer services.

 
Andhra Pradesh: 

Unidentified people have burnt down a makeshift Christian prayer hall late on Friday night in Gopanpally village of Nizamabad in Telangana.

The Nizamabad Superintendent of Police said that hall was built despite opposition from the village Panchayat.

The police are investigating the case.

Media reports said earlier a local pastor and members of his congregation in Nizamabad were beaten by a mob of 40 Hindu radicals after they allegedly tried to convert Hindus to Christianity.

The attack, which occurred during a prayer gathering, resulted in the hospitalisation of six persons, including a four-year-old girl whose leg was broken, according to locals.

"It was a very scary scene. They tore my cassock and I received blows, punches, kicks from all directions as I was their prime target. Bibles were snatched from us and were tore and trampled. Believers ran to all directions as they were chased by the mob," Pastor Nitin Kumar said.

Last Sunday a Pentecostal church in the Chhattisgarh state was also attacked during prayer services by a mob, believed to have been a part of the Bajrang Dal organisation.



Source: DNA

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