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India: Three Christians lambasted by a mob of around 50 extremists


A mob of around 50 extremists severely beat three Christians in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Purportedly the three of them were beaten for practicing Christianity. Reportedly, Umesh Patel, his father Sudhama Patel, and a family friend Kiran Vishwakarma were assaulted by the mobsters on July 17, Sunday.

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In line with details, a group of Hindus engaged Umesh in a debate about Christianity. Followed by the debate Umesh, is father and family friend were attacked in Kamarud village, in Chhattisgarh. The violent bashing left three of them in a critical condition. The mobsters heaped garbage in their house.

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Ruling party Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has been accused of backing and ignoring the plight of Indian Christians. The Hindu nationalist group BJP, has been time after time condemned for allegedly turning a blind eye on the violence against religious minorities in the country.

While remarking in this context, Human Rights Watch’s South Asia Director Meenakshi Ganguly has voiced serious concerns over the swelling of violent activities in India. Meenakshi called upon the prime minister Narendra Modi and other leaders of the BJP to take action against the violence directed towards the religious minorities, and bring the perpetrators to justice.