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Violence against Christians in Assam – November 7th 2018

Morning Star News, November 2, 2018

 Three acts of aggression against Christians in Assam state, India in one month have raised concerns among Christian leaders.

 In Bongaigaon District, a radical Hindu mob on Oct. 2 assaulted three Christians in Dhaligaon village.  The hard-line Hindus refused to yield to orders to stop attacking Mahindra Brahma and his family, who became Christians 10 years ago.  Three guests had visited Brahma’s house that evening. After dinner, the extremists stopped their car and assaulted them with iron rods and stones.

 In Majuli District, a mob led by a Hindu priest attacked a church property on Oct. 15 and attempted to demolish the building.  Local villagers stopped them. Pastor Dutta, a convert from Hinduism, had built the bamboo structure for his 30-member congregation with his own hands.  “Once the villagers become Christians, they stop giving their offering to the temples, and this is making the Hindu priests angry.”

 In Sonitpur District, unidentified people desecrated a statue near a Catholic cathedral on Sept. 29.  “These people must have come prepared, because they used weapons to break the statue,” the principal of Emanuel Christian School told Morning Star News.