(International Christian Concern) – On July 28, individuals believed to be radical Hindu nationalists disrupted a private prayer meeting and beat the pastor in northern India. The pastor was then reported to local police for allegedly converting individuals to Christianity.
Pastor Raju Prassad is the leader of a small fellowship group in Kanshiram Colony, Uttar Pradesh. Being a pastor in India, he expected opposition from radical Hindu nationalists. However, he was very surprised and fear-stricken when members of Bajrang Dal barged into his private prayer meeting on July 28.
According to Pastor Prassad, he was only praying for the people in his fellowship when the nationalists attacked.
The attacked started when the nationalist identified and harassed a few women and two men who were on their way to the prayer meeting on July 28. The nationalists physically and verbally abused these individuals.