Today on 09/11/2018 Pas.Christhudas of Baptist Church Gandhari village Kamareddy District & his son Hanok were physically attacked by religious fundamentalists, the mob severely beaten up and tore their shirts and created a big chaos this afternoon at Gandhari village.
When contacted the victim , Hanok son of Ps Kreestudas, according to him the local religious leaders and different Fundamentalists groups have targeted them right from Ganesh chaturdi and they gave a complaint to police earlier on the church stating the church is causing sound pollution, ( ironically they made this complaint during Ganesh Chaturti), Police told them to mind their own business as every one is equally causing sound pollution. they carried this grudge and to threaten them further to stop practice of Christianity in the village and used occasion of pastor cleaning a small piece of land next to Baptist church premises to attack him and his son today.
Gandhari Police took them to Sadasivanager police station. When contacted,
Mr. Yellareddy Deputy Superintendent of Police Kamareddy & Sub – Inspector of Gandhari said they (Pas. Christudass & his son Hanok) were kept at police station for their safety.
Just now police took them to their home under security.
Please pray for their safety and security.
Situation is worsening by the hour in the village ,tomorrow all the opposition groups, the fundamental religious groups are uniting to stop the worship and planning to remove the Church from the village. today village panchayat the local governing body has made an announcement in this regard.
The situation is dangerous but when we expressed our concern, the police has assured the safety of the pastor and his family.
Hanok also further stated that he was shocked to see his agemates who were friendly with him earlier also were among those who attacked them..
but Police have stepped in right in time and saved them from life threatening situation. they have secretly moved them from Gandhari PS to Sadasiv Nagar as Gandari situation started heating up with villagers began a rasta roko and Dharna.
bottom-line: Hanok expressed they are safe now as whole church is with right now at their home and police have assured full safety to them.
After engaging our Allied adv Stephen* and a Pastor (old victim ) on ground , and constantly speaking with pastor’s son, and thankfully bro in-law of pastor came in support of lodging a complaint ,*a complaint with attempt to murder and intentionally blocking police from performing their duties*_ is lodged !
There is FIR filed too.
Pray that the Justice be done to the victims in this case.