PASTOR SEVERELY BEATEN AND THROWN IN JAIL 09/29/2010



“Pastor Shivanda Siddi, 45, was arrested while conducting worship service at Gnanodaya Assemblies of God Church, reported the Global Council of Indian Christians. According to the advocacy group, about five people belonging to a Hindu extremist organization disrupted the service and began to physically attack the pastor. "The radicals humiliated the pastor by tearing his clothes and beating him in front of the faithful. After beating the pastor for about half an hour, they called the police at Yellapur station," reported John Malhotra of Christian Today.

After the police showed up Siddi was beaten again and arrested on charges of forceful conversio.

This attack in the southern Indian state of Karnataka where two other pastors with aassailed with iron rods.

It drives the number of attacks on Christians to 106 in 2010.


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