Violence Against Christians Increasing in Karnataka, India

India pdNEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Incidents of violence against Christians in India’s Karnataka state have spiked since June, including hospitalization of a school helper this month after Hindu extremists beat her and marched her through the streets.

Hindu extremists kicked and punched the 50-year-old Christian woman, who goes by the single name of Sannamma, after intercepting her in Chamrajnagar District on Sept. 13. A resident of Kolipalya, Sannamma was in Nirayanpalya village to invite students back to school when a mob of about 40 Hindu nationalists stopped her and demanded she give money for a Hindu festival, a Christian leader said.

“Sannamma agreed to give them the money later, as she did not have any money with her at that time,” area pastor Vincent Dass told Morning Star News.

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