(International Christian Concern) – On October 11, a group of 35 Christians distributing Christian literature in India’s Chhattisgarh state were harassed by radical Hindu nationalists and handed over to local police. The Christians were then told that they were no longer allowed to distributed their literature, despite the fact that they had received prior permission from police.
The incident took place in Basuguda village, located in Chhattisgarh. According to Joseph, a pastor from the Hebron Assembly, the group of 35 Christians were distributing New Testaments and Gospel tracts in the village marketplace when they were confronted by radical Hindu nationalists. The radicals seized the literate and shouted at the Christians with abusive language.
“We had taken permission to do the outreach work, but the radicals behaved ruthlessly,” Joseph told International Christian Concern (ICC).
Later, the Christians were taken to the local police station.