Religious fanatics threaten demolition of home, Maharashtra

Religious fanatics threaten demolition of home, Maharashtra

Tension erupted over the alleged construction of a Church, when a mob of around 40- religious fanatics stormed into a house which was under construction, raising slogans, demanding immediate suspension of all activities.

A single bedroom house of Pastor Mishek, was being constructed at Pastor’s own personal land, at Bhiwandi city, Thane district of Maharashtra state. With total impunity and brazenness, fanatics stormed into the house, and accused Pastor or building a Church and demanded that the work be suspended. They also threatened to demolish the structure.

Later, local Church Leaders and Pastors spoke to the mob, and amicably settled the matter, clarifying that it was a home and not a Church that was under construction.

Church, please pray for Christians across India, for God’s supernatural protection over all of them.

Across India, the scale of “crack down” against the Christian minority community has been unprecedented, with tighter surveillance of churches.

In 2018, Persecution Relief has recorded 477 incidents of hate-crimes, of which 16 cases were recorded in Maharashtra, the 10th most hostile state in India.

In the first four months of 2019, we have recorded 157 incidents of hate-crimes against Christians, with 13 cases from Maharashtra alone.

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