Pastor Amit Tirkey of Mighty Gospel Mission has been ministering for the last 6 years at Hurhuri Panchayat, Ratu Block, Ranchi, Jharkhand. Worship service takes place at the residence of a Bro. Mangal Munde, and around 80 believers gather for every Sunday.
In the last one-week, religious fanatics have been harassing and making death threats, asking Pastor to stop conducting the worship service.
On the 21st December, a mob of religious fundamentalist illegally trespassed into Bro. Mangal Munde’s house. They hoisted a flag in the Courtyard – which belongs to the local Swarna Tribe – and declared that no one should remove or touch the flag. The religious fundamentalists were using the tribal cause to instigate and create disharmony with the Christians in the village.
To address this standoff, an internal meeting was called by the Pastor on the 23rd December. All members of the Church were invited. Police and the local administration were also informed about this gathering. Surprisingly, this mob of religious fanatics also turned up just in time for the meeting! The mob beat the believers indiscriminately, broke the sound system, chairs etc.
Although the Police were present, the guardians of the law did nothing but were mute spectators. No firm action was taken on the perpetrators and the meeting was forcibly closed by the Police.
Church, please pray for justice and God’s peace to reign in this tense situation.
Persecution Relief wishes to withhold personal information to protect the victims of Christian Persecution, hence names and places have been changed. Please know that the content and the presentation of views are the personal opinion of the persons involved and do not reflect those of Persecution Relief. Persecution Relief assumes no responsibility or liability for the same. All Media Articles posted on our website, are not edited by Persecution Relief and is reproduced as generated on the respective website. The views expressed are the Authors/Websites own. If you wish to acquire more information, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or reach us on WhatsApp: +91 9993200020