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Monday April 20, 2015

Bones Broken in Attack on Evangelistic Gathering in Telangana State, India

Christian leaders file formal complaint of police inaction.By New Delhi Correspondent
NEW DELHI, April 20, 2015 (Morning Star News) – Christians sustained broken bones and wounds when Hindu extremists on April 8 attacked an open-air gospel event in Telangana state, India, sources said.
Police initially refused to help church members after the mob of about 100 Hindu extremists seriously injured four Christians in the attack in Pebbair, Mahabubnagar District, they said. Area church leaders submitted a complaint citing inaction by police. [READ MORE]

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Sunday April 19, 2015

Police in Pakistan Deny Christian Youth's Statement on Who Attacked, Killed Him

Official denies boy's declaration that two Muslims set him ablaze because of his faith.By Our Pakistan Correspondent
LAHORE, Pakistan, April 16, 2015 (Morning Star News) – A Christian boy in Pakistan told police two Muslims set him on fire because of his faith before he died from his burnsWednesday (April 15), according to a human rights advocate, but police denied taking the statement.
Nauman Masih, 14, told police in Lahore that two masked men on a motorbike who had just left a mosque after Friday prayers engaged him in conversation on April 10. The boy said that when they found out that he was Christian, they assaulted him, doused him with kerosene and set him on fire.

Attorney Aneeqa Maria Akhtar of The Voice Society said she was present when Nauman told police two Muslims had set him on fire because he was a Christian. A pastor using his cell phone recorded Nauman giving the same details of the assault; the video recording, a copy of which Morning Star News has obtained, shows Nauman giving details that are substantially no different than the boy’s initial statement to police, Akhtar said. [READ MORE]

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Tuesday April 14, 2015

Christian Girl in Uganda Seriously Injured, Traumatized after Gang-Rape, Father Says

Muslim assailants had warned him to close church he pastors, he says.By Our East Africa Correspondent
NAIROBI, Kenya, April 14, 2015(Morning Star News) – Five Muslims in eastern Uganda gang-raped the 17-year-old daughter of a pastor because the church leader ignored their warnings that he stop worship services, she said.

The daughter (name withheld) of the pastor of New Hope Church was approaching the church building at Kiryolo, Kaderuna Sub-County, Budaka District, at about 7:30 p.m. on March 28 when the men took her into bushes and assaulted her, an area church leader told Morning Star News. The site is about 300 yards from her home.
“The five Muslims took hold of me, and they raped me there,” she told the Morning Star News source. “I tried to scream, but they threatened to kill me. One of them said, ‘Your father should stop this prayer meeting of trying to change Muslims to become Christians and close the church building – we have warned him several times.’” [READ MORE]

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Friday April 10, 2015

Hindu Extremists Block Good Friday Service, Beat Christians in Uttar Pradesh, India

Pastor ordered to vacate rented property.By Our New Delhi Correspondent
NEW DELHI, April 10, 2015 (Morning Star News) – Under pressure from Hindu extremists, local officials kept a church from meeting on Good Friday (April 3) in India’s Uttar Pradesh state and ordered the pastor to vacate the property, the church leader said.
Pastor Daniel Singh of Salvation for Asia Church in Swar, near Rampur, told Morning Star News his two-year lease of the land allowed him to build a worship site, but Hindu extremists in the northern state have been threatening to burn his church building if he does not leave the property. [READ MORE]

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