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Persecution Watch June 30, 2014
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Three Incidents of Violence against the Christians are reported from the states of Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. Here are the details...

Christians beaten up, 10 hospitalized in Chhattisgarh

On 16 June, a mob of Hindu extremists brutally beat up Christians and 10 believers including two women who were later rushed to the hospital in Sirisguda, Bastar town, Jagdalpur. 

According to our correspondent, Rev Akhilesh Edgar, about 100 Christians who were denied rations for two months for their faith in Christ were beaten up by a mob instigated by the Hindu extremists' group. 

At about 1 p.m, Christians from 52 families came together before the district Food Inspector office when the Hindu extremists rushed in and started to beat the Christians indiscriminately. 

"The mob beat up the Christians with sticks, kicked and punched them and hurled stones at those who were trying to escape from the scene." area Church leader Rev. Bhupendra Khora told EFI News. 

Two women identified only as Arti (40) and Kari (45) were pulled to the ground while the perpetrators stood on them and hit their genital organs. 

Aitu Mandavi sustained serious injuries on his head, stomach, chest and hand and was admitted in the district hospital and the rest of the nine received injuries on their heads, hands and legs and they were admitted in a local hospital. 

Thereafter, the next day, the village leaders announced that everyone in the village should embrace Hinduism or their lands will be seized. They further prohibited any outsiders from entering into the village. "The Christians are living in fear", Rev Khora said. 

The Christians in the village have been denied rations for the past two months and it has been very difficult for them to live without the rations being allowed to be distributed to them, reported our correspondent. 

Kindly pray for the suffering Christians and God provision for their daily bread.