Christians in India Praise God in Spite of Police Brutality, Month in Jail

MorningStarNews.org reports: “Six Christians facing false charges, two of them beaten by police, were jailed for a month for praying for a sick woman in eastern India, they said.

After tribal Gondi villagers in Simdega District, Jharkhand state, attacked the Christians on Sept. 16, officers at the local police station refused to listen to the victims and hit two young men among them, 25-year-old Sajan Majhi and Kalender Majhi, 20, they said.

‘The police hit Sajan Majhi and Kalender Majhi repeatedly,’ said one of those arrested, 35-year-old Dasrath Karketta. ‘They didn’t give us a chance to speak. If they inquired of us, we could have explained what happened exactly, but they didn’t; instead, they scarred the face of Kalender Majhi. He bled also.’

The police beating followed the thrashing the Christians received from Hindu extremists in Ghosra village, who attacked them while they were praying for healing for the wife of Bikhru Majhi, sources said. Officers jailed the Christians and charged them with ‘promoting enmity between classes’ and insulting religion. They spent a month in jail before being released on bail.

‘We spent one month in jail joyously – we sang hymns, read the Bible, prayed and worshipped together in jail,’ Karketta said. ‘We shared the gospel with other inmates in the district jail. There also, people came to Christ. We strongly felt the Lord was using us for His work and were happy about it.’…”

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