Evangelical Pastor Attacked In India

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An evangelical pastor, attacked by an agitated rabble of Muslims, in India. The Pastor has been accused of trying to bear hard on Muslims to embrace Christianity, while talking about Jesus Christ.

Pastor Lewis Mascarenhas, a member of the Church Of South Asia (CSI), based in Hospet within the Bellary district of Karnatka, India. Reportedly, the incidence took place on 23rd of November, when he was preaching to an assemblage of Muslims, who had engaged him in a discussion about Jesus Christ.

Pastor Lewis, distributed some Christian literature; explaining the truths of Gospel and Christian Faith. The group had reportedly, asked questions about Christian beliefs of life, death and resurrection of Christ and the His Teachings.

His preaching was reported in the town, and consequently, a body of furious Muslims hung around him. They believed that Pastor Lewis was forcibly converting Muslims to Christianity.

The mob violently, attacked Pastor Lewis, without fact-finding; dragging him to Hospet Rural Police Station in a nearby Chithodagi , filling a complaint against him, asserting that he was forcibly causing Muslims to adopt Christianity.

After brief investigations, the authorities moved him to the B.C Acharya Hospital in Hospet. He was attended and admitted at the hospital and is still under police custody.