main

Bajrang Dal targets Christians in Madhya Pradesh, India

February 2, 2006

EFI NEWS PRESS RELEASE

805/92, Deepali Building, Nehru Place, New Delhi - 110 019, India

Phone: +91 011 26431133; 26423726

Bajrang Dal targets Christians in Madhya Pradesh, India

Attacks on Christians in India have increased in Intensity and Frequency.

EFI expresses deep concern over the recent persecution of Christians at the hands of Sangh Parivar inspired Hindutva forces.

On January 25: seven policemen assaulted Rev. Hateh Singh in Jhabua.

January 26: Bajrang Dal activists assaulted 20 Christian preachers from Nagpur in a Jabalpur hotel.

January 27: Saffron terror in prayer assembly in Bhopal. Eight injured grievously.

January 29: Attempts to set churches aflame in Seoni, Malwa, Hoshangabad, Betul and Itarsi.

Feburary 1: Satpura Bible Bhawan Church in Bagdona of District Betul, Madhya Pradesh was stoned by 12 Hindu miscreants at 1:15AM

While the suspected BJP government\'s tactic support to the Bajrang Dal is preventing Christian outfits from demonstration in public, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who also holds the home department, is yet to take action against the miscreants.

Suggested action:

The EFI is deeply concerned about this case and requests your immediate intervention.

  • Please uphold the Christians in Madhya Pradesh in your prayers

  • Please write a letter to the addresses listed below expressing your concern about this case.

Respectfully,

Rev. Richard Howell

General Secretary

Evangelical Fellowship of India

EFI is a Charter member of the World Evangelical Alliance, an NGO in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations your prayers and intervention.

President of India,

His Excellency Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Azad

Rashtrapati Bhavan,

New Delhi - 110 004, India

Phone: +91-11-23015321,

Fax: +91-11-23017290/ +91-11-23017824

Website: http://presidentofindia.nic.in

E-mail: presidentofindia@nic.in

Prime Minister\'s Office

Hon\'ble Dr. Manmohan Singh

Office Address Room No. 152,

South Block,

New Delhi, 110001, India

Phone: +91-11-23012312

Fax: +91-11-23016857

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh

Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Vallabh Bhavan

Madhya Pradesh

Fax 0755-450 501;

Phone 91-755-450500; 91-755-(450502 to 450504)

Email cm@mp.nic.in

Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission of India

Honb\'le Dr. Justice A. S. Anand

Faridkot House, Copernicus Marg

New Delhi-110001, India

Tel: + 91 11 23074448

E-mail: chairnhrc@nic.in