Originally Posted by lightoftruth
Originally Posted by clmeta
Originally Posted by Nitin Goyal
Radical Hindus beaten up Believer and forcefully convert a family to Hinduism in Orissa.
Originally Posted by INDIAISM
Sangh Parivar activists on July 23rd, threatening Brother Ashirbada Mahanta his wife and two children and another Believer Sabita, Damayanti of Kantapala, Village P.S. and Block-Sukinda, District- Jajpur, Orissa with death threats if they do no reconvert to Hinduism.
Around 11 AM, nearly 500 VHP and Bajrang Dal extremists along with a Hindu Priest are prepared to perform special HOMOYAGNA -the reconversion rite on Br,Ashirbada and his family.
The radicals have already applied 'Tilak'- the vermillion mark on the forehead of the Believers and a barber is at hand to tonsure Ashirbada.
Orissa's local Police are in collusion with the radicals and have threatened the Christian converts of arrest under the Orissa Freedom of Religion Bill (OFRA)
Ashirbad (35), a poor farmer willingly embraces Jesus as Saviour along with his family about 18 months ago, and was voluntarily baptized 45 days ago.
Around 2.30 PM on July 22nd, nearly 100 Sangh Parivar activists bodily carried Bro. Ashirbada Mahanta out of his house and the women radicals cursed and insulted his wife and forced them to the Police Station.
En route to the police station, the Chrsitain couple were abused in ****** language for converting to Christianity and the radicals threatened to chase Ashirbada and family away form Kantapala Villaged. The Hindu radicals left unattended, the Believers wife 2 minor children alone at their home.
Inside the police station, the police shouted and insulted the Believers along with the Radicals. The extremists forced the Christian converts to sign a bond.
Around 8 .30 AM on July 22nd, around 25 Sangh Parivar activist came to Ashirbada 's house, Ashirbada , was under severes duress as a result of the sever tortue he was subjected to. Ashirbada who was in a a semi-conscious state was warned by the radicals of dire consequences if his entire family did not renounce the Christian faith and return to Hinduism.
On July 20th at 12.30 pm, Hindu radicals accosted Ashirbada after Sunday worship, at Church of God in Christ the radicals physically assaulted Ashirbada with wooden clubs and sticks and kept slapping and hitting him every time they met him on the village road.
On July 19th, around 6 PM, a mob of nearly 75 radicals along with some special Hindu trained militant radicals from Sukinda and forced the believers of Church of God in Christ to return Hinduism.
The radical returned that around midnight and went on a rampage and destroyed all his harvests in his field whatever he had cultivated and produced, they then shouted hindu chants outside Ashirbada's home and left threatening to burn down his house if he remains a Chrsitian
On July 13th, between 10AM to 1 PM, as Ashirbada and his family were at the Church of God in Christ prayer hall, the radicals ransacked his house and decamped with a few valuables.
GCIC has registered a First Information Report at the police station and has sought legal counsel to secure protection and medical treatment for Ashirbad .
Kantapala village is a remote village under the route of Bhubanswar - Duburi (Kaliga Nagar) 120 Kms + 25 Kms to Kantapal from there in which 7/8 Kms of only walkable approach village road
Christian Attacks on the Rise in India
As in dozens of other countries around the world, Christians are increasingly becoming the targets of physical violence and persecution in India.
Some of the latest reports indicate that on Saturday, May 26, 2012, 10 Hindu militants disrupted a Christian prayer meeting that was taking place in the city of Karnataka. The Hindus ordered the Christians to stop the prayer meeting and proceeded to attack the pastor, beating him up and verbally assaulting him while accusing him of attempting to convert Hindus to Christianity. The pastor was ultimately taken to the local police station, where authorities began an investigation of the case.
A similar incident occurred several weeks earlier in March 3, 2012, after a group of more than 20 Hindu radicals broke up a prayer meeting and forced the two women leading the meeting to stop evangelizing. The women were brought before the authorities on charges of “forceful conversion” and were pressured to end their Christian activities of assembling prayer meetings and evangelization.
On February 21, 2012, Christian converts reported an attack by Hindu militants, who had forcibly entered the house of a convert from Hinduism because the man had invited a Christian pastor and his family for dinner.