Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Anti-Christian violence in India

For the past three weeks, Christians in northern India have been the victims of violent assaults. It started on August 23 when the leader of the radical Hindu group Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) was assassinated. VHP supporters have blamed Christians for the assassination, and for the last three weeks have smashed Christian property, and intimidated, injured and killed Christians.
Even the secular Indian media Hindustan Times and Times of India report that the violence is totally unjustified. It's the classic case of an established power base being threatened by successful Christian evangelism.
Please pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters - and for their persecutors, who will have to answer to the risen Jesus for how they treated his children.

1 comment:

Kamal Weerakoon said...

I had four lengthy comments posted, but I've deleted them because I cannot vouch for their accuracy. Two were anonymous. Two were by Vetri Pandit: http://nseticker.blogspot.com