20 Christians Severely Injured in Assault on Prayer Meeting
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that last Monday, July 2, 20 Christians were seriously injured in an assault on a prayer meeting in Raikashipur village, located in the Pratapgarh District of India‚Äôs Uttar Pradesh State. According to local reports, a mob of 35 Hindu radicals stormed the meeting and beat the group of over 150 Christians gathered for prayer. Following the assault, the village Pradhan (village president) filed multiple false criminal charges against six of the Christian victims.
Ram Kumar Gautam, a 42-year-old Christian, has led prayer meetings in Raikashipur village every Monday for the last five years. On average, 300 people participate in these services in a makeshift shed.
On July 2, around 2:00 p.m., the mob arrived at the prayer meeting in several vehicles. The radicals stormed inside the meeting hall and beat the Christians gathered there with wooden lathies...
The all out assault, and attempted genocide, even, of the living God is so very clear to see. When have we ever heard of Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Muslims, Buddists, Taoists, Shintoists, Satanists, Pagans, Witches, Athiests, Hindus...whoever, being attacked, beaten, murdered, ordered to pack up and get out of town, or even designated as a divisive, hate group? I can't remember any of these, or any of the many others who are not listed who have ever faced such scrutiny, hatred, and fear for life, based solely upon who they believe in and worship. Only the living God. Only He who is, was, and will ever be. Only the great I Am, the Creator and righteous judge of all the living.