Brutally Beaten for Refusing to Denounce Jesus

On August 15, 2021, eleven Christians were brutally attacked by anti-Christian activists in Adnadhi village, the Badwani district of Madhya Pradesh. During the incident, a mob of nearly 250 people, led by the village Mukya (chief), physically assaulted the Christians for refusing to denounce Jesus. Of the eleven attacked, four sustained serious internal injuries and are being treating at a local hospital. According to an ICC source, the village chief summoned the village Christians at 4pm on the evening of the attack, to an area where the large mob had already assembled. When the Christians arrived, the village chief threatened them and told them to either leave Jesus, or leave the village. When the Christians refused to leave Jesus, the mob immediately started to beat the Christians with both their hands and stones. Eventually the incident was reported to the local police, however the authorities refused to file a complaint against the attackers. Adnadhi village has a total of 15 Christian families who accepted Jesus as Lord nearly 20 years ago, according to local sources. Although there was an opposition soon after their conversion, the recent attack came as a complete shock, leaving the families shattered.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 11 Identity of victim Christians
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed 0
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Main Information
Date of incident: August 15, 2021
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 11
    Name of the victim : Undisclosed
    Name of Perpetrator Radical Hindu Mob
    State Madhya Pradesh
    District/City Barwani
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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