|Posted by Brethren News on March 2, 2012 at 7:20 PM|
Karnataka - Most Dangerous State in India for Christians
Attacks on Christians accelerated over the Christmas and New Year holidays in the South Indian state of Karnataka, which was identified as the most unsafe place for the religious minority for the third consecutive year in 2011. With 49 cases of violence and hostility against Christians in 2011, Karnataka remained the state with the highest incidence of persecution, according to the EFI annual report.
On the evening of Jan 1, about 20 men disrupted the New Year's day worship service of the Blessing Youth Mission Church at the house of a believer in Hunnur village. The extremists attacked the pastor and the police intervened and rescued the pastor.
On Dec. 28, 2011, extremists ransacked and broke windows of the Hebron Assembly Church in Mangalore area. The attackers destroyed the household items in the pastor's house.
On January 23, 2012 the pastor and believers of New Life Fellowship Church were attacked by a group of extremists.
Source: GMI Newsletter (Feb 2012)