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Hindu extremists attack Christian family, threaten conversion

August 19, 2013 - Hindu fundamentalists attacked a Christian pastor’s mother in India’s Rajasthan state last week, threatening her family to convert. “If you do not convert to Hinduism we will kill you and cut you into pieces," a group of ultra-nationalist Hindus told an elderly Christian woman as they attacked her at her son's home in Jaipur. The men were looking for Pentecostal pastor, Rev. Vishaal Behl, and his wife. Sajan George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), expressed "deep sorrow" for the Aug. 13 attack on the woman, who was seriously injured on the head and arms. He said the violence is symptomatic of "the increasing intolerance and hostility towards Christians, the silence of the authorities and the absence of convictions" for the guilty. At the time of the attack, the woman was alone in her son's house, which doubles as a prayer room for the Fire of God Ministries, the Pentecostal community he leads.


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