A report from Charisma News says that Bajrang Dal, a militant youth wing of the Hindu nationalist Vishwa Hindu Parishad, or VHP is responsible for the recent spate of attacks.
The goals of Bajrang Dal are to prevent "fraudulent or forceful conversion" of Hindus to any other religion. It would appear, they are not afraid of using violence to further those goals either.
Earlier this year, they destroyed a church in Taragaon a small town in the farming and forestry region of southern Chhattisgarh state in India. The Christians were not to be deterred as they moved their services into the homes of fellow believers.
The violence against these Christians didn't stop with the destruction of their church either. Last month, these radicals attacked Mitko Kashyap, 60. Charisma News says that her nephew confronted her for attending a house worship service." She was struck multiple times by him, yet she would not renounce her faith.
The nephew then picked up a rock and struck her in the head. She required hospitalization due to the attack. The police in India didn't initially register a complaint against Kashyap's nephew. They instead called it a "family matter."
Police only registered a complaint after hospital management summoned to the hospital to see Kashyap’s condition. No arrests have been made.
Earlier this month, the report says these radicals have been making and setting up Hindu idols at the houses of Christians. They try to use intimidation tactics to get believers to renounce their faith. They use loud-speakers to call them out and command them to worship these idols.
Villagers fear for their lives because the police won't do anything to help them. One resident said: "They are threatening us that they will drag each one out of our homes, beat us and kill us if we did not come out of our homes ourselves."
Morning Star News says that violence against Christians has been spiking since June. In Karnataka, Hindu extremists dragged a Christian woman from a temple in an effort to convince her to renounce her faith.
Hindu extremists kicked and punched the 50-year-old Christian woman, who goes by the single name of Sannamma. Her injuries required hospitalization. The attack against her lasted six hours until she was rescued by her sister-in law. However, before being rescued Sannamma was marched around the village while being kicked and punched.
She was forced to sign a paper stating that she, and her husband would not spread Christianity. Morning Star News says: "Christians in Karnataka state have suffered at least 21 attacks from June to mid-September, compared with just four attacks from January to May."
It's said since the Hindu extremist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost seats in a state legislative assembly election on May 5. Since this time they have been taking their frustrations out on Indian Christians.
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