A Hindu extremist strategy for stopping the spread of Christianity by targeting pastors ‚Äď and their families ‚Äď was painfully evident in a recent attack on a Christmas planning meeting in northern India.
As has become routine in India, police arrested badly beaten Christians and charged them with causing religious enmity, sources said.
Pastors from 12 churches in Agra, Uttar Pradesh state and from 10 churches in nearby Mathura were meeting, along with their families, in the Hotel Samover in Agra on Oct. 30 to plan a Christmas program when Hindu extremists arrived and began terrorizing them, sources said.
No more than 45 minutes into the meeting, more than 35 Hindu extremists brandishing hockey sticks, baseball bats and wooden sticks barged into the basement hall shouting slogans and curses and began beating the Christians. ...