A radical Hindu mob of some 35 people attacked a group of 150 Christians last week that had gathered together for prayer in the Pratapgarh District of India’s Uttar Pradesh State, seriously injuring 20 of them.  International Christian Concern, which reports on violence believers face around the world, said that the assault happened on July 2 during a prayer meeting. Ram Kumar Gautam, a 42-year-old Christian,

who has been leading the prayer meetings in Raikashipur village for over five years, said that the Hindu radicals arrived in vehicles last week. The attackers stormed the meeting hall and began beating people with wooden lathies and sticks, also firing a gun five times in the air in order to frighten the believers. “I didn’t sleep or eat properly for nearly a week now,” Gautam told ICC, adding that besides the injured Christians, 10 motorcycles and other property were damaged. READ MORE