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Hindu Extremists Beat Pastor in Karnataka State, India

Crosswalk.COM. June 19, 2006

Hindu extremists on Sunday (June 11) dragged an independent pastor to a police station in Karnataka state, accusing him of converting Hindus to Christianity, Compass Direct reports. They beat Pastor Sundar Rao severely both inside the police station and after he was released on Monday (June 12). The pastor has since been hospitalized. The police were mute spectators to the beatings, a local Christian who requested anonymity told Compass. “The extremists forced Rao to sign a piece of blank paper inside the police station,” the source added. “They also told him the land he had bought for a church would instead be used for constructing a temple.”