Pastor's family attacked by Hindu Radicals

A Christian pastor's family was attacked in the house church by Hindu Radicals. The incidence occurred in the home church when everyone gathered for worship. A group of 8 to 9 men attacked the wife, mother and son of the clergymen. The wife has been admitted in hospital at coma stage. The son recovered leg injury. The elderly mother was also attacked. The pastor himself ran to the Police Station and filed a complaint, following which he fell unconscious there.They have been stuck in the financial burden to meet the hospital charges. They claim that the perpetrators belong to the RSS, an extremist Hindu Paramilitary group. It has been reported that since the passing of the Anti Conversion Law in Jharkhand in 2017, it has been used as a tool to attack religious minorities. Persecution Relief, an organisation to the defense of discriminated Christians in India has recorded 330 hate crime incidents against Christians in 2016, another 440 in 2017, and at least 477 in 2018. Between January to September of this year, it counted 349 incidents involving persecuted Christians.

Other Informations
Source of information News Report Place of incident Private Residence
Number of victims 4 Identity of victim Christians
Location of incident Private Residence Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

Filed.

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Charges filed against the vicitm Current status
Charges Filed Other details
judgement Reference other information Persecution Relief (An organisation) has recorded 330 hate crime incidents against Christians in 2016, another 440 in 2017, and at least 477 in 2018. Between January to September of this year, it counted 349 incidents invo
Civil society reports

User Pic
Main Information
Date of incident: November 14, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • No. of People Injured 4
    Name of the victim : Rev Basant Kumar Paul, his Wife, Son and Mother.
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Jharkhand
    District/City Garhwa
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
    Media link