Hindu Extremists Attack Church, Minister in Himachal Pradesh

November 15, 2005

Source: Crosswalk.com/Compass


On November 15, 2005 Compass reported, "Hindu extremists attacked 62-year-old Pastor Feroz Masih in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on November 4, accusing him of 'forcibly converting' Hindus and severely beating him.

The attackers then forced Masih to sign a document saying he was willing to participate in a ceremony planned for Sunday (November 20), in which all 60 members of his church would be converted back to Hinduism.

If the pastor and other church members refused to take part, the extremists said, they would be burned to death.

The attack and beating occurred as Masih, a former Hindu, was traveling to nearby Norha village to comfort a believer who was mourning the death of a family member."