Hindu Radicals Force Indian Pastor to Flee Village After Series of Attacks

(International Christian Concern) Chensingh Vasunia, a 26-year-old pastor, was forced to flee his village of Kondri, located in India’s Madhya Pradesh state, after a series of devastating attacks by Hindu radicals on his home and church. Beginning on March 16, the attacks left two of Pastor Chensingh’s church members seriously injured and his house burned to ashes.

“It was a horrible scene in the house church,” Pastor Chensingh told International Christian Concern (ICC). “An aggressive mob of Hindu radicals forced themselves into the house where we were praying. They started to beat everyone.”

Describing the March 16 attack as devastating, Pastor Chensingh recalled the scene that unfolded at one of the house churches he leads in Aampani, a village near Kondri, “The situation turned uncontrollable. Blood spilled all over the little room in a dim light.”

“I heard someone in the crowd saying, ‘Kill the pastor,’” Pastor Chensingh continued. “I felt very frightened. Sensing the danger, I, along with five others, left the house and ran to the nearby forest.”

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