Madurai: Prayer homes of Pentecostal Church attacked at 2 areas
Prayer homes of the Pentecostal church were attacked at two places in Madurai, allegedly by members of the Hindu Munnani. In a police complaint, Pastor Ravi Jacob said the group burnt some pamphlets and copies of the Bible and abused pastors and the faithful at the homes at Koodal Nagar and Sikkandar Chavadi areas in the southeastern state of Tamil Nadu on Sunday.
10 persons attacked complainant's house: Police
Police, quoting the Pastor, said that 10 persons came to his house that day, took away copies of the Bible, and damaged them. A clip of the group threatening the persons was also reportedly uploaded on a social networking site. Police said a case was registered on Wednesday against 10 Hindu Munnani activists, of whom three have been identified.
Pastor Ravi Jacob allows illegal conversions: Hindu activists
The Hindu activists said the complaint was a ploy so that some organizations could continue their "illegal conversions". Police said they had also received complaints from the public that some prayer homes were being run illegally. Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu Latin Bishops' Council condemned the attacks and said it was an effort to "chase away" Christians who had a fundamental right to worship.