NEW DELHI, INDIA — Several impoverished Christian widows were still recovering of their injuries in India on Thursday, September 12, after they and other believers were reportedly attacked by Hindu militants for refusing to abandon their faith in Christ.
Known attacks against the widows began last month in the southwestern state of Katnataka where Doddamma, 42, lives with her 22-year old daughter in a government house for impoverished and backward families, Christian leaders said.
The All India Christian Council (AICC), which represents churches and mission groups throughout the country, said “radical Hindu groups” visited the home of Doddamma, a devoted Christian worker using one name, on August 18 in the town of Chikmagalur.
They “attacked” the widow’s house and started questioning Doddamma and her daughter “as to why they are visiting other Hindu families in the locality, teaching them about Christianity and praying for them”, AICC explained in comments monitored by BosNewsLife.
“They also questioned” the two believers “as to who had given them permission to preach Christianity and convert Hindus to Christianity,” the group claimed.